PNP - Finance - Checksheet



Students must complete or waive the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
CORE-GP.1011 Statistical Methods None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1018 Microeconomics None Fall, Spring 3
CORE-GP.1020 Management and Leadership None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1021 Financial Management None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1022 Introduction to Public Policy None Fall, Spring 3



Students must complete the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2140 Public Economics CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018; CORE-GP.1021 concurrently Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2142 Financial Management II CORE-GP.1021 Fall, Spring 3


Students must also choose and complete one of the following (and are encouraged to complete both):

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2147 Corporate Finance and Public Policy CORE-GP.1021 Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2902 Multiple Regression and Introduction to Econometrics CORE-GP.1011 Fall, Spring, Summer 3


III. CAPSTONE [3 credits]

To be eligible for Capstone, all students must have: earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, declared a specialization, fulfilled the Professional Experience Requirement, and completed the course prerequisite listed for their choice of Capstone (see below).

Students must complete ONE of the two following pairs:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites credits
  CAP-GP 3401 (Fall)
CAP-GP 3402 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Projects in Policy, Management, Finance, and Advocacy I & II CORE-GP: 1011, 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022;
2 of the 3 specialization required courses: PADM-GP: 2140, 2142; 2147 or 2902
1.5 credits (Fall)
1.5 credits (Spring)
  CAP-GP 3148 (Fall)
CAP-GP 3149 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Research Projects in Quantitative Analysis I & II PREREQUISITES (taken PRIOR to Capstone year):
CORE-GP: 1011, 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022
PADM-GP 2902;
CO-REQUISITES (taken no later than fall of Capstone year):
Choose ONE Adv. Econ course; PADM-GP 2140, HPAM-GP 4830, URPL-GP 2608, PADM-GP 2203, PADM-GP 2441;
PADM-GP 2171
1.5 credits (Fall)
1.5 credits (Spring)


IV. ELECTIVE COURSES [18 credits] 

Focus Areas

Focus Areas are optional groupings of courses to help you choose electives. You can go deeper in your specialization and develop more advanced skills by choosing electives within the specialization-related focus areas below. To pursue depth in a focus area we suggest completing 9 credits. To pursue breadth, you may also choose electives across focus areas. 

Public Economics and Finance

This focus area allows students to apply the principles of economics to specific sectors, topics, or issues concerned specifically with resource allocation, generation, and distribution.


Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2138 Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy CORE-GP.1018 and CORE-GP.1021 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2139 Behavioral Economics and Public Policy Design CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018 Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2149 Cost-Benefit Analysis CORE-GP.1018, CORE-GP.1021 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2203 Economics of International Development CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018 Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2245 Financing Local Government in Developing Countries CORE-GP.1018, PADM-GP.2201 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2441 The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance CORE-GP.1011 and CORE-GP.1018 Fall 3
URPL-GP.2608 Urban Economics CORE-GP.1018; Pre-or co-requisite: CORE-GP.1011 Spring 3
PADM-GP.4191 Understanding the Role Federal Tax Credits Play in the Affordable Housing & Renewable Energy Sectors CORE-GP 1021 Fall 1.5
HPAM-GP.4830 Health Economics: Principles CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018 Spring 1.5
HPAM-GP.4831 Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018, HPAM-GP.4830 Spring 1.5


Financial Management

This focus area allows students to concentrate on planning and controlling organizational resources. This focus area is designed to cover both short-term operating and long-term capital financing topics applied to nonprofits, governments, and healthcare organizations.

School-wide Focus Areas

In addition to the courses in the specialization-related elective focus areas above, to gain a breadth of knowledge and skills you may also wish to choose electives from across course offerings, including from the school-wide focus areas or a different specialization. Relevant school-wide focus areas for you to consider as an Finance student include, CitiesData Science and ManagementPhilanthropy and Fundraising, and more


Last Updated: October 2020