PubPol 715

PubPol 715.002 Budgeting and Financial Planning

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Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2024
Course Section
002
U-M Course Number
34524
Credit Hours
3
Class Size
30

Budgeting and financial planning impact nearly all aspects of organizational life in the public service arena. Indeed, few politicians and administrators are ever successful in accomplishing their goals without significant knowledge (or even mastery) of the budgeting process. This course focuses on understanding the theoretical foundations and hands-on applications related to budgeting. The course is organized into four major themes: (1) budge process and policy reform; (2) operating and capital budget development; (3) planning and program analysis; and (4) performance management. The course will utilize examples and exercises related to federal, state and local, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, the instructor periodically relies on speakers that are practitioner and consultants that work in the budgeting field.