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PA 532 - Public Financial Management

Course Description: 

Managing Public Financial Resources in a Changing World exposes students to fundamental concepts and strategies of public financial resource management in a rapidly changing fiscal environment. It provides students with the concepts and skills needed to evaluate budget processes and documents, understand the role of politics and planning in financial management, and to evaluate the financial condition of governments. Emphasizing best practice models and case studies, the course will focus primarily on local government finance with some reference to state government policies and practices. Some references also will be made to nonprofit budgeting accounting practices.




[(PA 501* with min. grade of C)] An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.