Public Financial Management

The public financial management major teaches students the tools of managing public expenditures (e.g. government budgeting, accounting, auditing, and procurement) and revenue generation (e.g. taxation, licensing, user fees and lotteries). The major introduces monetary issues that face every community in our society.


Students will graduate with a strong background in economics, accounting, financial reporting, budget and cost benefit analysis complemented by basic managerial and organizational skills.


Course Requirements

Total Core Hours: 18 Credit Hours

Total Capstone Hours: 6 Credit Hours

Note: * These courses fulfill the Culminating Experience requirement in the M.P.A. program.


Public Financial Management Concentration

This concentration is intended for students interested in public budgeting and public finance.


Required Courses

Total Concentration Hours: 12 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 36 Credit Hours