Courses Catalogue

Public Financial Management

COURSE CODE: ECO 2105
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PURPOSE OF COURSE

This course is designed to equip students with relevant knowledge about how the government allocates revenue and how it spends it. i.e through taxation and spends on construction of schools, hospitals.  Also why government imposes tax, through the knowledge acquired will consequently act as a basis for improving effectiveness and transparency accountability of public finance / funds.

 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to;;

• To write the importance of public finance.

• To describe the principles and characteristics of a good tax system to interpret the classification of tax rates i.e. proportional tax, progressive tax, regressive tax and digressive tax.

To list the components of a national budget.

• Explain the effects of a public expenditure Explain the terminologies used in public debt management.