How do governments acquire and spend public money? Take a fresh look at public financial management with this free online course.
I'm Alberto Asquer, lecturer of Public Policy and Management at SOAS, University of London, and I'd like to welcome you to the world of public financial management.
Public financial management is a fundamental component of public sector governance for every country, sub-national government, and public sector entity, right down to the local council in your borough or town.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to understand and evaluate the management of financial resources in the public sector, wherever you are.
Drawing on the expertise of colleagues here in our Centre for Financial and Management Studies, we'll be taking a look at real examples from recent and not so recent history, from close to our home here in London and further afield in countries like Singapore, Malawi, Brazil, and the United States, to study public financial management and how it affects you.
Whether you're a student of economics, political science, or accounting, already working in public sector management, or simply looking for a better understanding of contemporary financial issues at home and around the world, this course has something to offer you.