PAD- Budgeting Course (Business and Management & Economics Course)
Students are required to complete a 16-page research paper, and outline, on a topic of their choice. The research paper must include a minimum of 10 (ten) references. The goal of the paper is to:
1) Explore a topic of interest in depth;
2) Emphasize how the course is related to your everyday lives.
The paper should combine two components of one topic:
1. Theoretical (using the Lee, Johnson & Joyce textbook and any other resources);
2. Current events aspect.
Must be double-spaced and 12 Times Roman Font. Reference page is NOT included as a the 16th page.
MUST USE the TEXTBOOK “Public Budgeting Systems” by Robert Lee, Ronald Johnson and Phillip Joyce.
This course will examine the managerial and political aspects of budgetary cycles and processes in the public sector as well as relate budgeting issues to our everyday lives. Over the course of the semester such topics as budget planning and preparation, presentation, authorization, administration and control, and alternative and innovative approaches to public budgeting will be explored, as well as budgetary roles and role relationships. In addition, this course will examine financial management at the state and local levels and current events related to budgeting will be discussed. As a result of this course, students should have a greater understanding of the budget process and its implications for all aspects of government and our everyday lives.