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Dwight D Dively
PB AF 524
Seattle Campus

Public Sector Financing

Covers financial management in public agencies, with the primary focus on state and local government. Prerequisite: PB AF 522.

Class description

This course covers financial management in public agencies, with the primary focus on state and local government. Four principal topics are covered: 1) capital project analysis, financing, and management; 2) debt issues and structures; 3) cash management and investment of public funds; and 4) special financial tools such as property tax levies, local improvement districts, and tax credit financing. The course content includes both theoretical concepts and examples of how the concepts are applied in practice.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Students are expected to have a basic understanding of algebraic concepts such as exponents (powers) and trend analysis. No complex statistical analysis will be needed. Many of the exercises and the final exam will require the use of spreadsheets. PBAF 522 and 523 are useful pre-requisites but are not required.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments (4 at 15% each): 60% ; Final Exam (take home): 40%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Blake N Cooper
Date: 01/29/2009