FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
14807
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Grad Letter Grade
Description
Financial management plays a central, if not strategic and controlling role in public administration. It is the one element that can, and does, most easily shape and condition administrative behavior patterns. It involves the allocation and management of scarce resources. This course introduces the students to the basic financial management concepts and practices in the public and non-profit sectors. The purpose of the course is to familiarize potential administrators with the elements of financial management and how these various elements are (or can be) used to help accomplish organizational goals and objectives. The ability to read and understand basic financial statements used in the public and nonprofit sectors will be emphasized. One does not need to be an accountant to take this course. The course will focus on understanding the financial world of governments, how they are financed; the major expenditure elements; how to read and understand the major financial documents and financial statements. Several classes will focus on the non-profit sector. A significant amount of time will be spent reviewing the major taxes used to finance governments as well as understanding the significant tax policy issues surrounding the use of these taxes. Major items impacting upon the financial conditions of governments including the funding of public pension systems; capital budgeting; and debt management will also be reviewed.
Enrollment Requirements
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs students only.
Class Attributes
Online
Class Notes
The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Diane McMillen
Meets
Mo 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
26
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
24
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0