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Finance Management, Accounting and Budgeting

Summer term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
  • Monika Chaudhary
  • PR Sodani
Felicity Turner

Explains the role of budgeting as a key component of the administrative process. Describes basic financial management concepts and techniques, and provides a foundation for integrating these techniques into health care organizations. Presents strategies for evaluating the financial status of a department or health unit in order to determine whether corrective actions need to be taken. Presents various analytical methods in management decision making, including benefit/cost ratio analysis, and break-even analysis.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain components of financial proposals for health care projects/studies
  2. Describe the balance sheet and income statement in health care settings
  3. Develop budgets for revenues, staffing and salaries, supplies and services, and equipment
  4. Evaluate the financial status of a health service unit or department
  5. Determine the cause(s) of performance deviation
  6. Use a variety of analytical methods to support sound business decision-making
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Assignments
  • 25% Midterm
  • 25% Final Exam

Enrollment Restriction:

Only students enrolled in the MPH program with IIHMR, Jaipur are permitted in this section

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This section is offered in Jaipur, India