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MPA 602. Public Budgeting and Public Finance

Credits: 3
Department: Political Science
Description: Public budget decision processes; budget structures, methods and formats; revenue sources, structures and forecasts, debt, and administration.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will explain fundamentals of public finance.
2. Students will evaluate the logic of decision making processes.
3. Students will explain budget structures and reforms and how they meet the goals of 'good budgeting'.
4. Students will identify and explain how each revenue source meets the evaluative criteria of a 'good revenue' sources.
5. Students will be able to explain and use common budget forecasting tools.
6. Students will apply their knowledge of debt administration and fund management in hypothetical budget situations.
7. Students will analyze pension formats for fairness and stability.






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