PUA 5305: Public Finance and Budgeting

Description

Presents the foundational theories and methodological tools used in public finance and budgeting. Students apply their knowledge to 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. Students also create and oversee public sector fiscal processes. Students evaluate a 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 are applied to solve real-world public finance and budgetary case studies.

Outcomes

  1. Assess the relationship of historical and contemporary finance-budgeting theory to real-world public administration issues.
  2. Discuss the ethical implications on the budget process at the federal, state, and local levels.
  3. Compare contemporary financial management practices at the federal, state, and local levels.
  4. Identify political factors that influence and determine financial management practice in the public arena.
  5. Evaluate a model budget.
  6. Consider the impact of citizen influence on the budgetary process at various levels of governance.
  7. Describe the impact of budgetary deficiencies on public agencies.
  8. Apply practical methods to reconstructing finance and budgeting techniques.

Prerequisites

  1. PUA 5301

Textbook(s)

Public finance: A contemporary application of theory to policy (Rev: 11th ed.)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2014)
Author: Hyman, D. N.
ISBN: 978-1-285-17395-5
Price: $266.14

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the CSU Bookstore at bookstore@columbiasouthern.edu