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PPHA 58103
Fall 2020

This course presents an introduction to financial analysis and budgeting for public sector entities. The focus will be on US state and local municipal entities, but the tools are applicable to a broad array of public sector, nonprofit and national government entities. These principles are critical to understanding the nature of how government and private sector entities present their financial condition, finance themselves and manage their financial risks. We will examine sources of revenue and how money is allocated to different departments and programs. Further, financial structure, evaluation of new projects, financial planning and governance will be discussed. Perspectives will include those of debtholders, and other key stakeholders. The problems presented will be typical of those faced by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of such entities.

This course is a part of the Evening Master's Program (EMP).


This course is a required core course for the Evening MA program.