Dwight D Dively
PB AF 524
Covers financial management in public agencies, with the primary focus on state and local government. Prerequisite: PB AF 522.
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
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%