mpa563 | Graduate

Public Budgeting

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In this course students learn the accounting and budgeting tools and theories used in the public sector. Students will analyze the relationship between public policy and the public budget process. Other topics include budgetary decision making, basics of government and not-for-profit accounting, reporting, capital and operating expenditures, and inter-period equity.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Budgetary Analysis Techniques

    • Explain accounting for the levy, collection, revenue recognition, and enforcement of taxes.
    • Evaluate common expenditure forecasting approaches.

    Management Accountability and the Political Process

    • Evaluate the effects of public policy and the political process on budgeting in the national, state, and local levels.
    • Evaluate the usefulness of financial reporting for governments.
    • Discuss the similarities and differences between General Fund and Special Revenue Funds.

    Budget Preparation and Execution

    • Explain how shortcomings of the budget process at the national level affect the pass-through to the state and local levels.
    • Assess the impact of budgetary reform movements on governmental budgeting.

    Nature of Public Budgeting

    • Explain the cyclical nature of budget development, execution, and evaluation.
    • Describe the sources and uses of revenue in public budgeting.
    • Differentiate between the various budgeting approaches used in the public sector.

    Political Process and Public Policy in Budgeting

    • Explain budget preparation, budget enactment, and budget execution at the national, state, and local levels.
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