MA Public Finance Management

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Program starts every year, first semester.



Duration in semesters: 

4 semesters


This postgraduate program in Public financial managements designed with a view of producing civil servants who are cost conscious, corruption free, and capable of generating funds and utilizing it optimally. The program aims at producing skilled personnel that can participate in-policy decisions related to public sector financial management and the collection and utilization of the government financial resources.

The program enables students to gain understanding of how the government matches the needs of the society with scarce economic resources. Students will also develop a skill in formulating the budget, follow up its implementation , and exercise adequate budgetary control by ensuring resources are employed in programs that aim at satisfying societal needs.

Prerequisites & Requirements

  1. BA/B.Sc. degree or equivalent in Public Financial Management, Accounting, Management, Public Administration, Economics, Business education and related disciplines.
  2. Pass the entrance examination administered by the college.
  3. A public servant with a minimum experience of 2 years.

Exit Level Outcomes

  • Develop public projects and ensuretheir effectiveness
  • Prepare financial plans for all governmental units
  • Design a system to improve government expenditure management
  • Conduct the financial analysis and forecasts for all public sector organizations
  • Understand the characteristics of revenue sources of government
  • Design a public sector accounting and reporting system
  • Negotiate in international financial agreements
  • Undertake scientific inquiries in public financial management related issues
  • Provide financial information for fiscal policy design
  • Implement and evaluate the fiscal policy

Individual Clients

Students who work in the accounting and budget department of the federal, regional, and local governments.

Other stakeholders

National and International NGOs may be among the potential employers because our students have adequate knowledge in dealing with tax related laws of the country and also have a much better understanding about the financial regulations of the nation applied in governmental and non-profit organizations.


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