Managing Public Money Free Online Course by Open University

Open University

The Open University is offering free online course on Managing Public Money. This course is suitable for managers in public bodies and charities, whose roles involve public financial management – for example, doctors, librarians, social workers, police officers, engineers or civil servants.

In this four-week course, applicants will explore and understand how you can manage public money effectively to create and demonstrate value for citizens. This course will start on September 11, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Managing Public Money
Institution: The Open University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on September 11, 2017

Providers’ Details

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning.

Since it began in 1969, the OU has taught more than 1.8 million students and has almost 220,000 current students, including more than 15,000 overseas.

About This Course

This online course, run in partnership with The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, introduces you to the main features of public sector financial management, in a way that allows you to apply them to your own context.

Why Take This Course?

The public sector provides a wide range of important services to citizens, including healthcare, education, transport, policing, justice and defence

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and understand the purpose of public financial management.
  • Evaluate and understand budgets in the public sector.
  • Demonstrate and understand incremental budgeting and zero-based budgeting.
  • Explain and appreciate the important of value for money and ways in which public spending is managed.
  • Assess and understand accountability mechanisms and the role of auditors in the public sector.

Requirements

This course provides a practical introduction for anyone drawn to working in public financial management, as well as essential continuous professional development for early career public finance professionals.

It is also suitable for managers in public bodies and charities, whose roles involve public financial management – for example, doctors, librarians, social workers, police officers, engineers or civil servants.

Instructors

Henry Lahr

Henry Lahr is a Lecturer in Finance at the Open University and lead it’s MSc in Finance qualification. Beyond my interest in public sector finances I investigate frictions in financial markets.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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