NAME Public Health Financial Management
INSTRUCTOR W. Jack Duncan, Ph.D.
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
LEVEL OF TRAINING Aware
CONTACT HOURS 7
COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides an overview of the principles of finance, discussions regarding finance issues related to public health, and understanding of financial management of public health programs and activities. Module I will focus on basic concepts of budgeting in public health organizations. The second unit in this course examines issues primarily related to managerial or cost accounting. The primary focus of managerial accounting is the use of financial data in administrative decision making. Module III focuses specifically on capital budgeting decisions. The final module determines the importance of integrating strategic and financial planning. Financial plans ensure that resources are allocated in a way that is consistent with the strategic direction of the agency.

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