Advanced Public Administration Finance and Budgeting – PADM 702

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course provides an analysis of the key challenges associated with finance and budgeting in the public administration context. Students will conduct doctoral level research on best practices associated with both, predicated upon a Biblical perspective on ethics and statesmanship.


PADM 700


The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough foundation of the significance of public budgeting from a historical and theoretical perspective.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Investigate and categorize theoretical, historical, political, and practical influences of public sector budgeting.
  2. Evaluate and justify various governmental policies and the impact on public sector budgeting.
  3. Construct and articulate major processes of literature to the study of public sector budgeting.
  4. Synthesize a Judeo-Christian worldview with aspects of public sector budgeting.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200 words.

The student will write 5 15-page research-based papers in current APA format that focus on Public Budgeting. The papers must include a 75-word abstract and at least 5 references in addition to the course textbooks, readings, and the Bible. The Citizen Centric Report Research Paper is an exception to the above page count and abstract requirements.