Government Budgeting

PADM-GP.2143, 4 points.

Semester: Fall


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

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2014Daniel L. SmithSyllabus
Fall 2012Syllabus
Fall 2011Jon VanOeverenSyllabus
Fall 2010Syllabus
Fall 2009Syllabus
Fall 2008Syllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2013Dall ForsytheEvaluation
Fall 2011VanOeveren, JonEvaluation
Fall 2010Rose, ShannaEvaluation
Fall 2009Rose, ShannaEvaluation
Fall 2008Rose, ShannaEvaluation
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Smith, Daniel L

Weekly Schedule:
Mon - 4:55 pm to 6:35 pm

Session Dates:
09/02/2014 to 12/12/2014

Bldg:SILV Room:207