PS 424 Public Budget Management 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

The focus of this course is to impart a practical and "real life" understanding and application of public budgeting from the practitioner’s perspective. This course will examine public budgets (government and nonprofit agencies), budgeting systems, and budgeting processes, and how decisions are made. Topics will include: state and local budgets, public finance and policy goals, the role of government regulations, revenue sources, planning, and decision making, as these pertain to the budget.