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            Business - Financial Management and Cost Estimating

            The DoD Business Career Field is comprised of two tracks: Business Financial Management (BUS-FM) and Business Cost Estimating (BUS-CE). As advisors to acquisition decision makers, responsible for program financial planning, formulation and budgeting, budget analysis and execution, and cost estimating.

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            The below list displays required courses for the DoD Business - Financial Management and Cost Estimating Professional Certification Program. Education and experience requirements can be found in the DAU iCatalog. Refer to your Service/Component Director of Acquisition Career/Talent Management office for details on certification.

            Message from the Business Financial Management and Cost Estimating Center Director

            Welcome to the Business Financial Management and Cost Estimating Functional Gateway. The Center is responsible for the management of all learning assets and learning products for the Business career field. As the Functional Center Director, I am responsible for coordinating with the Business Functional Leader, governance working groups, component/agency workforce representatives, and various IPTs to provide support and subject matter expertise on acquisition training. In addition, with the support of Learning Directors (LD) this Center’s primary functions are to ensure tractability and appropriate coverage of the functional competency models captured throughout all DAU learning assets. Also, managing and coordinating assessments, design, development, deployment, evaluation, and oversee the life-cycle activities of all DAUs Business learning assets. Ultimately, to provide the workforce with an emergent and engaging learning experience.

            Please note that changes to certification are coming soon. In support of the September 2020 OSD Acquisition & Sustainment (A&S) memo announcing Back to Basics, DAU is improving its training to better support the needs of the life-long learner. Expect to see leaner certification training and more job focused, just-in-time learning, in the form of credentials. We are working very closely with your Functional Leaders at OSD and your service/agency to meet the training objectives you need to do your job.

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