POL5502 - Urban Finance and Budgeting

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to:

  • explain the key concepts, core issues, principles, and processes in urban finance and budgeting;
  • understand the objectives of urban financial and budgeting management and detect the problems and shortfalls of traditional approaches of urban financial management and budgeting;
  • analyze past and current trends in financial and budgetary management reforms happening in both Hong Kong and international cities;
  • understand the practice and issues of urban financial and budgeting management in Hong Kong and other big cities with a view to critically evaluating them with the relevant knowledge and techniques.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Examination: 60%
Group presentation: 15%
Group report: 15%
Attendance & participation: 10%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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