Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
ECA 703 Managing Financial Resources - 3 credits
This course focuses on fiscal management issues in schools and school systems. Specific topics include financial accounting, preparation and interpretation of financial statements, financial analysis and accounting, budgeting, cost containment and retrenchment, and strategic planning. Proposition 2 1/2, the Massachusetts foundation budget process, and the financing of charter, choice and voucher programs are studied. The importance of and the methods for addressing issues of plant and equipment maintenance are addressed.