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Management & Budget

Management and budget (3 credits): Students take course available on the UW Seattle campus to fulfill the requirement.

Below are recommendations. The offerings and descriptions of these courses may change during the year. Please consult UW Course Catalog and as needed email the instructor for updated information.

If you find excellent management or budget courses that are not listed here, please let us know.

GH 522 Global Program Management and Leadership (3)
Focuses on management and leadership skills for complex global health settings. Includes personal leadership strengths/values; management dilemmas, data-driven decisions; program planning design and evaluation; and resource management. Offered: W. Instructor Course Description: Ann E. Downer Nancy M Campbell

HSMGMT 560 Management Practice in Health Care and Public Health Organization (1-4, max. 4)

Note: This course is part of the master’s in Health Administration Program. Contact the instructor, if permission to enter is needed.

Introduction to leadership and management, focusing on effective strategies for creating a productive work environment. Organizational structure and strategy introduced. Case studies and other problem-solving methods, using health services applications, are utilized in order to apply theoretical material. Prerequisite: graduate student. Instructor Course Description: Ray Michael Nicola

HSMGMT 562 Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations (3-4, max. 4)

Note: This course is part of the master’s in Health Administration Program. Contact the instructor, if permission to enter is needed.

Management of goals, strategy, and structure in healthcare organizations. Design of external relationships and internal structures., strategy-formulation, decision-making, and change. Integration of professional, social, and organizational values. Theory, student and practitioner experience, and case studies used to enhance repertoire of management approaches and skills. Prerequisite: HSERV 511 and HSMGMT 560 or equivalent.

HSMGMT 574 Financial Management I (3-4)
Prepares clinical professionals for participating intelligently in, and contributing to, financial decisions of healthcare organizations. Learn the language and fundamental concepts of accounting and finance, and become comfortable with what is required in formal financial analysis.

PBAF 509 Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Agencies (3/4)
Emphasizes the role of the program manager rather than that of the personnel officer. Managing people within a variety of programmatic, bureaucratic, and political settings. Case studies form basis of class discussion, assignments. Instructor Course Description: Mindy Kornberg Jonathan Brock Kellee M Franklin

PBAF 523 Advanced Budgeting in the Public Sector (3-4)
Covers more advanced topics in governmental budgeting. Provides an overview of the functions, expenditures, and revenues of federal, state, and local governments. Prerequisite: PB AF 522. Instructor Course Description: Dwight D Dively. [recommended by previous CHN students]

PBAF 531 Development Management in the Twenty-First Century (3/4)
Addresses organization, administration and evaluation in governmental and non-governmental agencies involved in development efforts. Students examine development strategies, alternative management approaches, and management skills such as budgeting, finance, human resource development and program evaluation. Other topics include communication, expatriate/local power imbalances, decentralization, community involvement, culture, and personnel issues. Instructor Course Description: Mary Kay Gugerty

PBAF 550 Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3/4)
Focuses upon the roles played by nonprofit organizations in meeting the public good. Examines internal management issues such as structure, budget, and operations; and external issues such as board functions, legal status, marketing, media relations, and fund-raising. Instructor Course Description: David S. Harrison Steven Rathgeb Smith

SOCW 552 Financial Management of Human Services Programs (3)
Covers key financial management components of human service programs, including development and use of business plans, budgets, and financial statements. Helps students to demonstrate an understanding of financial management through budget preparation, financial statement analysis, new project cost projections, audits, and presentations using computer-based spreadsheets and presentation software. Instructor Course Description: Karl Leggett

Additional Recommendations

ACCTG 503 Introduction to Accounting for Managers (4) Noreen, Sundem
Provides potential managers with a basic knowledge of financial and managerial accounting. Focuses on the use, not the preparation, of accounting information. Examples presented for a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Instructor Course Description: Gary L Sundem Thomas E. Phillips

PBAF 522 Financial Management and Budgeting (4)
An introduction to financial and management accounting, and an overview of public and nonprofit budgeting systems. Covers tools and techniques for budget analysis and the use of financial information in managerial decision making. Instructor Course Description: Leslie Breitner Justin Marlowe  [recommended by previous CHN students]

PBAF 512 Managing Organizational Performance (4)
Addresses questions of organizational design, personnel, and operations management to equip students with skills to perform effectively in mission-driven organizations. Core topics include organizational design, inter-organizational networks, human resources and staff management, improving service delivery and production flows, measuring and managing for performance, and ethical leadership. Instructor Course Description: Joaquin Herranz Jr Howard E. Mccurdy Stephen B. Page Steven Rathgeb Smith

PBAF 557 Management and Public Capital Markets (4) Marlowe
Covers the institutions and dynamics of the public capital market; how the structure of that market shapes managers' choices about how to design, sell, and manage debt obligations; and the analytical tools managers and investors use to evaluate those choices and their potential consequences.