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Course Code: PADM612 Course ID: 2724 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course covers public budgeting from the public manager’s perspective. Whether you are currently or hope to be a manager for federal, state or local government or a local or national nonprofit, this course will give you a good overview of budgeting, and how it relates to you. Topics include budgetary history, revenue and expenditure management, budgeting processes and operating techniques.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • CO1 - Evaluate the effectiveness of the principles in public finance programs dealing with current and projected funding needs of federal, state, and local governments.
  • CO2 - Appraise the effectiveness of fiscal administration policies in current use.
  • CO3 - Judge the logic of the budget process.
  • CO4 - Assess the Federal tax structure and determine problems with tax reform.
  • CO5 - Interpret the major sources of tax revenue and methods of revenue forecasting.
  • CO6 - Construct, through interaction with the professor and other students, an analysis of procedures used in fiscal administration.

Forums: Postings should demonstrate that you have reflected on the assigned readings, and synthesized the material with your previous knowledge and experience. Questions and topics posed in the Forums are designed to promote thought and insight. Students must provide a critical review of the questions, topics and issues posed and substantively reply to the contributions of at least three peers. Your posts should add to the discussion, carry it forward, and contribute new and meaningful content to the direction of the conversation. Do not simply restate the thoughts of another student, or just say that you agree with what has already been said. Individual postings should include a full discussion of the content of the question posed and explain how it relates to the concepts in the weekly text readings and other resources. The postings should be analytic in nature and include comparisons/contrasts, and examples that can bolster your point. The Forum is for your benefit and it is important to respond to the discussion topic and to engage others in a running dialogue.

Your initial post should be made by Thursday each week. You should then respond to 3 or more posts. Note that at least one response to your classmates must be made before Sunday. If you make all of your responsive posts on Sunday, you will not earn full points for timeliness.

This can be accomplished by

· Validating with additional evidence from the literature.

· Posing a thoughtful question with commentary which generates further discussion.

· Providing an alternative point-of-view, with evidence and examples.

· Offering additional insight into how the concept might be understood, with evidence provided with real world examples.

You should be active in the classroom throughout the week and actively engaged in the back-and-forth discussion between your colleagues and the professor.

The forum grading rubric can be found in gradebook by clicking on the forum entry.

Assignments: There are three short assignments over the course of this session. You are expected to respond to the prompts in each assignment in narrative form, to include an introductory paragraph, a body, and a conclusion. Each assignment should be 3-5 double-spaced pages with one-inch margins in any normal font. You are required to incorporate at least three SCHOLARLY secondary sources in your response.

Final Project: The first part of this final 2-part assignment is to write a clear, concise executive summary that will argue for the increase or decrease in one (1) expenditure line from either your local county or city budget.

Prepare this final project for the either the county administrator or the city mayor (please identify real-world name of the person you are preparing this project for - besides the class)."

The decision maker has only a limited time to make a decision so your brief should be no more than 5 pages long. Your analysis should include a summary of the line item you are addressing, your assessment of the current budget for it, your case for its increase/decrease, and finally, the action you recommend. Remember to consider the impact not only on the decision maker, but other stakeholders as well.

You should support your executive summary with at least two scholarly secondary sources.

The second part is to prepare and attach a three (3) minute video to sell your position in your executive summary. This assignment is to create one (1) slide that exemplifies your position on your selected issue and use it to present your issue, analysis, recommendations, and conclusion – all just in three minutes!

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Forum Week One 5.00 %
Forum Week Two 5.00 %
Forum Week Three 5.00 %
Forum Week Four 5.00 %
Forum Week Five 5.00 %
Forum Week Six 5.00 %
Forum Week Seven 5.00 %
Forum Week Eight 5.00 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Assignment Week Two - Census Impact on Budgets 13.33 %
Assignment Week Six - State Revenue 13.33 %
Assignment Week Seven - State Expenditures 13.33 %
Week Five - Media project 20.00 %
Assignment Week Five - Media Project 20.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • CO1 - Evaluate the effectiveness of the principles in public finance programs dealing with current and projected funding needs of federal, state, and local governments.
  • CO2 - Appraise the effectiveness of fiscal administration policies in current use.
  • CO3 - Judge the logic of the budget process.
  • CO4 - Assess the Federal tax structure and determine problems with tax reform.
  • CO5 - Interpret the major sources of tax revenue and methods of revenue forecasting.
  • CO6 - Construct, through interaction with the professor and other students, an analysis of procedures used in fiscal administration.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.