PADM 5755

PADM 5755

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course is designed for graduate students considering a career in the public sector in budgeting and debt management, a career in planning, implementing and operating public infrastructure (including transportation, water and sewer, power, education, etc.) or a career in capital markets. At the completion of the course students will have a strong working knowledge of key principles and techniques of public finance and a familiarity with finance instruments.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MPA Student or by permission of instructor.

  • Student will apply key finance tools (discounted cash flow, NPV, IRR, amortization, cost of capital) to public finance problems (with emphasis on infrastructure finance).
  • Student will describe how capital markets and credit analysis/ratings affect public sector financial decisions.
  • Student will analyze public income and balance sheet statements.
  • Student will discuss the role of bond markets in shaping public finance.
  • Student will develop an original position paper on a topic in public finance.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13662 PADM 5755   LEC 001