This is a course in state and local government budgeting in the United States. The course emphasizes budgetary policy and management, analytical techniques, and written and verbal communication. The course builds upon the concepts and techniques students learned in their core courses in financial management, microeconomics, and statistics, and it will introduce new analytical tools, including: bond analysis, fund accounting, payroll simulation, performance budgeting, and revenue estimation. In addition, students will further develop their Excel skills—particularly the use of linear regression.
CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018, and CORE-GP.1021