MPAL6380 Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Course Description

This course is designed to provide graduate students with basic understanding of financial management issues, principles, and tools required for effective management of finances in both government and nonprofit organizations. Students will be exposed to key accounting concepts, basic financial statements, and analytical techniques used in financial management decision-making. The course does not require any background in accounting or financial management.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe basic financial management issues, principles, and tools.
  • Define commonly used financial terminologies. 
  • Prepare and evaluate financial reports for public and nonprofit organizations.
  • Analyze financial management case studies.
  • Record the financial transactions of an organization and evaluate the financial results of its operations.
  • Evaluate the financial position of public and nonprofit organizations.