Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jeffrey Keddie


This unit studies financial resource allocation and management within the public sector. The focus is on the theory and practice of an integrated cycle of resource management used extensively in public sector planning, budgeting and resource allocation, performance management and reporting. The unit demonstrates the importance of integrating finance into an overall planning structure.


Our student will be able to:

  1. analyse the key elements of a 'performance-based' public sector financial management framework
  2. analyse key issues and trends in public sector financial management
  3. apply public sector financial management theory to evaluate current policies and practices
  4. evaluate the financial implications of policy objectives and competing priorities.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Quamrul Alam

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822 and must have passed MGX9270 or MPA9001 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.