Managing Public Money

Institute of Local Government Studies, School of Government and Society

College of Social Sciences


Code 17523

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Module description

The module aims to equip students with an understanding of the key issues involved in the financial management of public sector organisations. The module will introduce students to key principles in areas such as budgeting and financial appraisal but it does not comprise a detailed technical module in accounting. Modern approaches to public sector management in which finance plays a part such as contracting-out and devolved or decentralised management will be reviewed.