Courses Catalogue

Public Financial Management

COURSE CODE: EPP 7202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration and Management, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course will introduce students to the government’s expenditure and revenue, important role government plays in economic development, consequently part of the resources of the economy as used by government agencies. This course also focuses on public finance and the impact of certain common government activities and their financing policies on the growth and development of the economy.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is designed to;

  • Expose students to the theoretical and empirical knowledge about the operation and the importance of various government expenditure and revenue 
  • Enable students explain the role of the public in influencing resource allocation in a market economy
  • Discuss the various guide on public sector decision making and how activities of government influence resource allocation

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Apply the theoretical and empirical knowledge about the operation and the importance of various government expenditure and revenue 
  • Appreciate the role of the public in influencing resource allocation in a market economy
  • Contribute to the various guides on public sector decision making and how activities of government influence resource allocation