1st Edition

Teaching Public Budgeting and Finance A Practical Guide

Edited By Bruce D. McDonald III, Meagan M. Jordan Copyright 2022
    306 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    306 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Many universities offer the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or other public affairs degree, which includes at least one course in public budgeting or public financial management. The faculty who teach these courses can however sometimes struggle to cover the breadth of material required and to fully engage students in what can be a technical subject. Teaching Public Budgeting and Finance: A Practical Guide addresses this challenge by sharing hands-on classroom expertise from leading scholars and creative instructors in the field. Drawing on their extensive experiences with teaching, researching, and engaging in service, each contributor reflects on how their area of expertise can be taught most effectively, providing a discussion of student learning outcomes, pedagogical approaches, relevant resources, and appropriate course assignments.

    While no one book can provide a final say on classroom instruction, this first-of-its kind primer on teaching public budgeting and financial management courses is a detailed, indispensable guide for all faculty looking to improve the learning experience of students in the classroom. Teaching Public Budgeting and Finance: A Practical Guide is required reading for early career faculty as they prepare to teach the course for what may be the first time, as well as for more senior faculty looking to update their course, complement their own teaching strengths, or teaching the course for the first time in several years.

    1.Teaching Public Budgeting and Finance

    Bruce D. McDonald III and Meagan M. Jordan

    2. Public Budgeting and Finance in Context

    Meagan M. Jordan and Merl Hackbart

    3. Revenue

    Justin M. Ross and Denvil R. Duncan

    4. Public Budgeting Mechanics

    Katherine G. Willoughby and Colt Jensen

    5. Capital Budgeting and Debt Financing

    W. Bartley Hildreth

    6. Financial Management

    Craig L. Johnson and Yulianti Abbas

    7. Auditing and Internal Controls

    Carl J. Gabrini

    8. Financial Condition Analysis

    Craig S. Maher

    9. Pensions

    Kenneth A. Kriz

    10. Nonprofit Budgeting and Financial Management

    Carol Ebdon

    11. Incorporating Social Equity

    Bruce D. McDonald III and Sean McCandless

    12. Case Studies and Service Learning in Public Budgeting and Finance

     Meagan M. Jordan and Bruce D. McDonald III


    Bruce D. McDonald III, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance at NC State University. He also serves as the Editor-in-chief of Public Administration, Co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Affairs Education, Co-editor of Routledge’s Public Affairs Education Book Series, and President of the North Carolina Public Administration Alliance.

    Meagan M. Jordan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance in the School of Public Service at Old Dominion University. She previously served as the Secretary of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and is the Chair of the Budget and Finance Management Section of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Affairs Education.