Spring 2024 School of International & Public Affairs U6320 section 001

Budgeting & Financial Management for Gov

Budgeting & Fin Mgmt for Govt

Call Number 10472
Day & Time
R 4:10pm-6:00pm
407 International Affairs Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor John Liu
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Public sector budgeting in the United States, and perhaps globally, has become increasingly contentious in the aftermath of the2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession. This course introduces students to the field of budgeting and fiscal management in the public sector. We will look at the special challenges of developing a budget within a political environment and the techniques used for reporting, accountability and management control. Domestically, the landscape for government budgeting is being tested in unprecedented ways. Fiscal pressures at the federal and state levels have increasingly pushed responsibilities for program funding to the local level. Municipal bankruptcy, once a theoretical and untested concept, has emerged more frequently as a solution despite its long-term consequences. Selected topics will include inter-governmental relationships, taxes and other revenues, expenditure control, audits and productivity enhancement. Lectures will also address current events related to public sector budgeting at all levels, especially as the world continues to confront the COVID-19 global pandemic and the ensuing economic and fiscal crises. This course seeks to provide students with practical knowledge for budgetary and financial analysis.  Drawing from theory and from case studies, students will acquire practical skills to help them design, implement and assess public sector budgets. The practical nature of the subject requires the students’ active hands-on participation in assignments such as in-class debates, case analyses and a budget cycle simulation. By the end of the semester, conscientious students will be able to formulate budgetary recommendations backed up by cogent analysis and calculations.

Web Site Vergil
Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 58 students (60 max) as of 2:23PM Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Subject School of International & Public Affairs
Number U6320
Section 001
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To SIPA
Campus Morningside
Section key 20241SIPA6320U001