Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM226M: Public Sector Finance for Managers

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Oliver James (Convenor)

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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