MPA 403 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