Public Economics & Financial Management Concentration

The Career You Want. The Skills You Need.

Manage the complex finances of a wide range of public, non-profit or healthcare organizations or become a policy or financial analyst in a wide range of policy research settings inside and outside government. It's no accident that many top public and non-profit managers began their careers in budgeting or finance. Whatever your particular substantive or organizational interests, training in finance and public economics can provide you with the skills you need for a successful career as a financial analyst or manager or policy analyst.

Study Under Distinguished Faculty Experts

Kevin Bronner Gang Chen Peter C. Finn James Fosset
Kevin Bronner Gang Chen Peter C. Finn James Fossett
David S. T. Matkin Jeffery Straussman Jeffery Straussman Steven Weinberg, PhD
David S. T. Matkin Jeffrey Straussman Elizabeth Searing Stephen Weinberg

Specialty Financial Management & Public Economics Courses

Public Financial Management

  • PAD 532 Performance, Measurement and Contracting in Government
  • PAD 631 Cost Management for Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PAD 641 Basic Government Accounting
  • PAD 642 Public Budgeting
  • PAD 647 Capital Markets, Risk and Governments
  • PAD 659 Managing Public Service Organization Finances

Nonprofit Financial Management

  • PAD 521 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits
  • PAD 631 Cost Management for Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PAD 640 Nonprofit Financial Management
  • PAD 659 Fiscal Management of Public Service Organizations

Public Economics

  • PAD 643 Economics of Government Programs
  • PAD 645 Psychological Economics and Policy
  • PAD 648 Economics of Government Revenues
  • PAD 654 Economics of Health Policy: Your Money or Your Life
  • APS 631/PAD 669 Economics of Education
  • EAPS 750 Higher Education Finance

Financial Market Regulation

  • PAD 535 Fundamentals of Security Law
  • PAD 536 Regulation of Securities Markets
  • PAD 647 Capital Markets, Risk and Governments

Analytical Methods

  • POS 517 Empirical Data Analysis
  • POS/PAD 518 Regression Analysis

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