Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM004M: Public Sector Finance for Managers (MPA ONLY)

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits20 ECTS Value10
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (3 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Oliver James (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

This module is only available to students on the MPA Programme.

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module is about the way that financial architecture and techniques are used to aid managerial decision making.  It will cover the basics of financial management in the public sector using theory, case studies and group exercises. The module brings in expertise from the real world of public management to lead discussion and group work. The focus of the material is on financial management for the general professional, hence the module starts by making only very limited assumptions about your background knowledge, introducing the key assumptions and techniques and building on these as the module progresses. You are encouraged to link the material to your professional experience. 

Module created

01/10/2009

Last revised

06/05/2014