MPA403 - Public Budgeting

This course explores process, politics and policy of federal, state, and local budgeting for twenty-first century challenges. Students will examine procedures, performance, and accountability of public budgeting in three ways: control over expenditure; program management; and long-term policy planning. Students will analyze performance-based budgeting and political vs. managerial budgeting approaches, as well as gain an understanding of the social impact of conflict and prioritizing inherent in public budget decision-making.

PREREQUISITES: MPA401, MPA402, or permission of advisor

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