Students will demonstrate both knowledge and comprehension of the foundational theories and methodological tools used in public finance and budgeting. Students will apply their knowledge and comprehension and make use of finance and budgeting methodological tools, such as cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis in the application of finance and budgetary theory to practice, create, and oversee public sector fiscal processes. Students will evaluate a real budget and identify important budget items that public managers must consider in preparation and presentation of a budget. The usefulness of finance and budgeting theoretical constructs and methodological tools will be applied to solve real-world public finance and budgetary case studies.
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