Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2021

Catalog Description

This course examines the structure and functioning of the finance components of the Public Health System using Federal Basis Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (FGAAP). It will provide DrPH students with the theory, concepts, and tools necessary to make better decisions regarding the acquisition and deployment of resources, and promote the financial well-being of public health organizations. The course will discuss the following topics: financial goals; time value analysis; financial risk and return; debt and equity financing; capital decisions; cost of capital; capital investment decisions; business valuation; and leasing decisions. Students will apply the material learned in real world (case) settings and, in the process, gain an appreciation of the value of spreadsheets in financial decisions.

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Public Health Commons