POL6302 - Public Budgeting and the Management of Financial Resources

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2019/20

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

This course aims to: 
  • Introduce the key concepts and core issues in public budgeting and financial management;
  • Detect the problems and shortfalls of traditional budgeting and the objectives of budgeting and financial management reforms;
  • Evaluate current trends in budgetary and financial management reforms, both locally and internationally;
  • Understand key issues in the public budgeting and financial management in Hong Kong with a view to critically assessing them with the techniques introduced in this class.

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

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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