PADM 4219
Financial Management

3.0 Credits


This course (UVIC ADMN 421) gives students a financial management foundation focused on the needs of the public sector. Topics include: public sector financial management and budgeting, including capital budgeting and infrastructure investment; financial statements and their analysis; public sector accounting standards and financial reporting; cost management and control; and accountability and performance measurement. The emphasis will be on provincial and federal planning and reporting structures. The course will begin with an introduction to the Excel spreadsheet program.


Third-year university standing.

Note: Students with credit for PADM 4489 (UVIC ADMN 448) may not take this course for further credit.

Delivery Method



Computer with Internet is required. Refer to


Materials are available from the UVic bookstore and are not included in the course fees.


4 months

Note: This paced course is delivered by the University of Victoria. UVIC courses are offered in September, January and May. This course may not be offered every semester. Space is limited and early registration is advised.