Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM004M: Public Sector Finance for Managers (MPA ONLY)

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits20 ECTS Value10
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (3 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Andrew Massey (Lecturer)


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



Available via distance learning


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. 

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