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About

The Public Financial Management (Online) programme from SOAS University of London will enable you with the conceptual tools and practical skills to analyse, understand, and play a role in the management of public financial resources.

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Overview

The core modules of the Public Financial Management (Online) programme from SOAS University of London will equip students with theoretical knowledge about programming, budgeting, collecting revenue and reporting about the financial performance of public sector entities.

Elective modules will provide students the possibility to deepen their understanding of more specific areas such as, for example, development assistance and foreign aid, the role of capital markets and banks, management accounting and project appraisal.

Along the way, students will develop capabilities to analyse, critically appraise and communicate which will provide valuable assets for their professional activity and career prospects.

The subject area of public financial management refers to all systems, processes and tools that public authorities employ to manage the financial resources in the public sector.

Public financial management has various ramifications – for example, from the collection of revenue to the budgeting of expenditures, and from financial reporting to the auditing and evaluation of public entities and programmes. The prudent, efficient and effective management of public finances is vital for the delivery of public policies and services.

Why study MSc Public Financial Management at SOAS

  • we are 5th in UK for graduate employability (Guardian League Tables 2021)
  • programmes are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body, who regularly publish in top international journals
  • you will develop an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy
  • we are specialists in the delivery of more that forty African and Asian languages. As the economies of the Global South continue to expand, knowledge of another language and other cultures will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
  • you will be joining our community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the outside world of academia 

Employment

Graduates from the Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS) will leave SOAS with advanced skills in communication, analysis, problem solving, and technical proficiencies required in the finance sector.

Our programmes are respected by employers all over the world, who value graduates’ knowledge and understanding of how the finance sector is tackling the major challenges facing global business.

Recent CeFiMS graduates have been hired by:

  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Euro Monitor International
  • Financial Times
  • HM Treasury
  • Huaxia Bank, China
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Investec
  • JP Morgan, Chase & Co

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
  • Public Financial Management: Planning and Performance
  • Public Financial Management: Revenue
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises
  • Decentralisation and Local Governance
  • Dissertation
  • Management Accounting

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in a social science discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10920 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10920 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Single Module: £1,820

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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