Hsm 260

Words of Welcome
Welcome to HSM260, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR HUMAN SERVICE MANAGERS. I congratulate you on your decision to complete your Associate’s degree. I will do everything I can to ensure the next 9 weeks will be a stimulating learning experience for all of us. If you ever have questions or need additional guidance, please feel free to contact me. Together, I trust we will have a challenging and rewarding class experience.

Course Description

This course focuses on conceptual understanding and practice of financial management as it applies to human service agencies. Students complete the course with a better understanding of basic accounting concepts, budgets and budgeting systems, how to create performance measures, and the ability to analyze financial statements for the purpose of cost analysis and forecasting. Aspects of setting fees, funding, and risk management are also covered.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.
• Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Facilitator Information

      Greg O’Donnell

      odonnellg@email.phoenix.edu (University of Phoenix)
      greg@gregodonnell.com (Personal)

      847-946-5838 (CST)

Facilitator Availability

I am usually available between the hours of 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Arizona time in your classroom. I do reserve Saturdays for my family so I will not be online during that time. I provide you with these times to make it easier to communicate with me, not...