29-31 January 2018 | Executive Seminar
This course provides an overview of the core set of financial management topics with a focus on financial management systems of OECD countries. While the focus is on public management, themes that originated in the private sector and that governments are increasingly applying to their budgets are also covered. The goals of public sector financial management, such as fiscal sustainability and allocative as well as operational efficiency —and how these can be contradicting goals— are examined.
Participants obtain insight into concepts such as debt management, project management, the budget cycle and user financing, and improve their understanding of tools such as top-down budgeting and fiscal planning. This course enables them to understand the macro challenges and tools for public fiscal managers and to judge the advantages and disadvantages of adopting and adapting possible reforms to public financial management.
Participants are expected to have thorough background knowledge of micro- and macroeconomics or should attend the seminar “Economics for Non-Economists” in preparation.
This seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.
It can also be completed as part of the
- Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods
- Certificate in Public Sector Innovation
- Certificate in Management in the Public Sector
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