MPA 752: Public Budgeting & Financial Management
This course is an introduction to public budgeting systems and principles and practices of financing with an emphasis on state and local governments. The emphasis is on budget formulation, design, techniques and evaluation. The primary goal is get students comfortable with examining and evaluating public budget documents and financial statements. This will be done by acknowledging and examining the political context surrounding public budgeting, different accounting methodologies, budget design, fiscal condition evaluation and exposure to finance theory.