Financial Management

Kristin Shaw, MPH, Program Manager, BU Global Health Collaborative

On Campus 20 Hours Registration Closed

Registration has closed for this course.

Course Description

Public health programs in both high- and low-income countries are often challenged by lack of financial resources and ineffective management of existing resources. Health professionals need to understand financial management in order to better protect, expand, and wisely allocate the financial resources available to them. Through case studies and practical exercises, this course builds confidence and skill in applying financial management techniques and tools to issues facing public health professionals. Cases are drawn from international settings and U.S. programs and organizations.

Course Competencies

Participants will learn to:

  • analyze costs using differential costing and breakeven analysis;
  • design, monitor, and analyze a budget for a health program or facility;
  • use quantitative techniques for financial planning;
  • critically review different types of financial reports;
  • identify potential risks for fraud and corruption;
  • understand challenges and implications of financial management in the field.

Intended Audience

Program administrators, program managers, research administrators, and anyone interested in gaining financial managements skills

Required knowledge/pre-requisites

A basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is helpful.

Course Details

On Campus 20 Hours Registration Closed

-Monday, 9:00am-5:00pm
-Tuesday, 9:00am-5:00pm
-Wednesday, 9:00am-1:00pm