Course Description

PS 522 Public Budget Management
2 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the MPA program, administrative services program, or consent of instructor
The major concepts, approaches, techniques and formats of public budgeting in the U.S., especially as these are applied to the local government setting. The objectives are to delineate and understand the various components and practices of budget planning, development, execution, auditing and evaluation. Additionally, the course will serve to enhance participant awareness and understanding of management issues and typical problems involved in the budgeting cycle and the methods used to address these.