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ERIC Number: ED231304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Pages: 10
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A National Survey of Financial Management Courses in Graduate Programs of Social Work. Preliminary Report.
Blostein, Stanley
Course offerings in financial management by graduate programs in social work were determined through a 1982 national survey. Usable responses were obtained from 59 graduate programs. It was found that 47.5 percent did not offer a course in financial management, 47.5 percent did offer the course, and 5 percent offered the content as part of another course in the social work program. In those programs that offered a course, 40 percent were required courses. Ten programs were considering offering such a course, while 19 programs were not. The financial management courses had been offered for a mean of 4.8 years. The topics identified as of major importance were budgeting, basic accounting principles and practices, and financial management as a process. In general, the course was one quarter (74 percent) or one semester (23 percent) in length, and was offered to second-year students (65 percent), or first- and second-year students (29 percent). In 84 percent of the programs, the faculty teaching the courses were full-time faculty, and there were no indications of faculty from other departments teaching the course. Additional information is presented on topics included in financial management courses and teaching methodologies employed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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