School of Postgraduate Studies

Masters Programmes

PostGraduate Diploma Programmes

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    Master of Science in Public Finance and Taxation


    Part-Time: (Evening Programme) Eighteen (18) months to 24 months
    Distance Learning: Eighteen (18) months to 24 months.

    Entry requirements

    As a general rule, applicants for Masters Programmes must hold a good first Degree in the relevant field of their desired studies or acceptable professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ACA, inter alia. However, a tentative separate system of entry requirements may be devised, in the discretion of the Senate, should an exceptionally deserving case of application arise.

    Course Structure

    Stage 1
    1. ECF720 Public Finance and Taxation
    2. GBS514 Managerial Economics
    3. GBS541 Quantitative Methods
    4. GBS550 Management Theory and Practice
    5. GPFT550 Tax Principles and Public Policy
    Stage 2
    1. GPFT600 Public Budgeting and Finance-GPFT
    2. GPFT620 Fiscal Decentralisation and Financial Management
    3. GPFT630 Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis in Tax Revenue Forecasting
    4. GPFT640 Principles of International Taxation
    5. GPFT650 Customs Management Theory and Practice
    Stage 3
    1. GBS700 Research Methods
    2. GPFT720 Current Issues in taxation
    3. GPFT730 Debt Sustainability, Analysis and Management
    4. GPFT740 Public Sector Financial Management
    ELECTIVES (Select One):
    1. GBS751 Entrepreneurship and Taxation
    2. GPFT750 Comparative Tax Policy and Reform
    3. GPFT760 Ethics, Governance and Leadership
    4. GPFT770 Policy Development and Implementation
    Stage 4
    1. GBS800 Dissertation