Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This is an intensive subject with a pre-teaching period.
During the pre-teaching period, students will be able to access the LMS and the readings provided in order to prepare for the first assessment task.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours: 4 hours per week in weeks 2 to 7 of Semester 2. |
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Admission to the Master of Public Administration and successful completion of the subject The World of Public Administration
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Previous study in public policy, political science, management, law, business, economics, international relations, non-profit management or cognate area.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Stephen Peterson
Managing Public Finances is one of the core subjects in the Melbourne Master of Public Administration. The Melbourne MPA is an interdisciplinary, globally-focused degree program for managers that work within or with government. This subject provides the theoretical and analytical tools for understanding the nature and practice of finance in relation to public administration and management, drawing on the disciplines of economics and finance. Key ideas that will be explored in this subject include budgets, performance, reporting and decision–making and how these relate to broader notions of governing in complex institutional and policy environments.
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
1. An issues paper of 500 words (10%) where students identify and address an issue relevant to their work experience or interests that relates to a key public finance theme. Due at first seminar for the subject.
2. Individual paper of 2000 words (40%) analyzing and comparing the fiscal sustainability of three countries using the Statement of Government Operations of an IMF Article 4. Group presentation in week 3 of the subject. Individual paper due after the presentation.
3. Case paper of 2500 words (50%) where students apply key concepts from the course. Due in the week after the intensive teaching period has concluded.
Hurdle requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject and regular class participation is expected.
Andrew Graham, Canadian Public-Sector Financial Management Second Edition, Queens Policy Series, 2014 ISBN 978-1-55339-426-6 (PBK)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should have:
Master of Public Administration |
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
Specialist Certificate in Public Administration
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