Master of Public Administration: Concentration in Public Financial Management

The Public Financial Management concentration provides students with the analytic skills and knowledge to assess the finances and economic position of a municipality or other governmental unit with the power to tax.

Students must complete the list courses below:

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To complete this program, students must earn 36 credit hours. Many students are eligible for 3 credits of waivers toward completion as a result of work in public administration settings, but those who are not will complete a 3-credit focused practicum, PADM 6600.

  • PADM 6601 – Principles of Public Administration
  • PADM 6602 – Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • PADM 6611 – Quantitative Methods in Public Admin
  • PADM 6620 – Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
  • PADM 6625 – Administrative Behavior
  • PADM 6632 – Public Finance and Budgeting
  • PADM 6635 – Political Economy
  • PADM 6690 – Research Seminar
  • Advisor Approved Electives Courses

Most students will then elect one of the above concentrations, each of which requires students to complete a combination of courses totaling 9 credits.  Students can elect to complete the degree without a concentration area, in which case they may choose, in consultation with their advisor, three additional elective courses comprising 9 credits.

Students in this concentration must choose three of the following:

  • PADM 6634 – Cost Benefit Analysis and Public Program Evaluation
  • PADM 6636 – Public Fiscal Analytics
  • PADM 6670 – 6679 – Selected Topics
  • ECON 6601 – Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  • ECON 6665 – Urban and Regional Economic Development

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