This course provides an introduction to government budgeting. The first half of the course consists of lectures, case studies, and memo-writing; the second half consists of a budgeting laboratory in which students work in teams to prepare a budget for a local government. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to apply the tools learned in the core financial management course, such as net present value and variance analysis; acquire additional financial management tools, such as revenue-forecasting techniques; and further develop their Excel skills, particularly the creation and use of pivot tables.
CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018, and CORE-GP.1021
|Fall 2014||Daniel L. Smith||Syllabus|
|Fall 2011||Jon VanOeveren||Syllabus|