Courses Catalogue

Public Financial Management

COURSE CODE: PAD 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course analyses the public sector or the role, rationale, objectives and consequences of government interaction in the economy.  This course equips learners with skills in financial management & Budgeting Practices as applied to Public Organizations, Non-Profit Oriented firms, and other social sector entities. The course aims at delivering finance & budgeting related knowledge to students that is vital in social sector organizations.

COURSE AIM
This course will apply the tools of economics to analyze what the government does and what it ought to do.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, students should be able to understand.

  • The terminology, concepts, and basic principles of public finance.
  • Why the government is involved in direct provision of some goods and services and not others.
  • The government’s revenue, expenditure and debt.
  • The incentive effect and the dead weight losses of resulting from tax structure.
  • Be able to analyze tax incidence.


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