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Financial Administrator Development Program

About the Program

Since 2012, the Financial Administrator Development Program (FADP) has provided Michigan State University financial administrators with a comprehensive program to sharpen financial skills while gaining a broad perspective of all facets of MSU.  Best practices in using financial information will serve as a focal point for much of the program. In addition, executives (including several Vice Presidents) and other leaders from across MSU will present to provide participants with a broad introduction to the University as a whole.  Upon completion, participants will have technical, organizational and cultural tools, and knowledge of the resources for building and continually improving the skills necessary to succeed. FADP is open to APA/S 10+, Executive Management, and Faculty and Academic staff.

Target Audience

The program’s target audience includes:

  • College/Major Administrative Unit Budget Officers
  • Academic department/Central support unit financial administrators/fiscal officers
  • Assistant/Associate Deans involved in financial administration
  • Other university administrators

Program Dates

New cohorts (~30 participants) are established annually by the end of May.  The program begins in October and ends the following June.


Nominations are open for the 2024-25 cohort.

Click here if you wish to nominate a participant or self-nominate.
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Please contact Greg Deppong, Associate Vice President and University Controller, at if you have any questions.

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Course materials are available to participants just prior to each meeting date. For assistance obtaining materials, please contact Janice Buckner at


The seven-session series begins in October.  The class is by application and invitation. 

The 2023-24 sessions are full.  Nominations are open for the 2024-25 program.  Click here if you wish to nominate a participant or self-nominate.

Academic Year

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023

January 2024

February 2024

March 2024

April 2024

May 2024

June 2024