Budget Planning and Management
This course provides an overview of the importance of integrating strategic and budget planning, the types and concepts of budgeting, the application of budgeting as a managerial tool, and budget planning and management. This course includes a case study examining Jefferson County (Alabama) Department of Health (JCDH) Budget Systems. Specific references to the JCDH Budget Systems will be made throughout the presentation.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Describe the link between budgets and strategic plans
- Discuss the difference among all the types of governmental budgets
- Describe the budget cycle and major related components
- Explain how to use financial information to make managerial decisions
- Understand the planning and management of budgeting in a local public health department setting
Andrew C. Rucks, MBA, PhD
Dr. Rucks is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), School of Public Health. Dr. Rucks has extensive experience in teaching management and currently teaches Management Concepts in Public Health, the Integrated Public Health Core Curriculum, and the School of Public Health Integrative Experience. Previously as Associate Dean of the School of Business, Samford University, Dr. Rucks gained experience in coordinating educational programs and special study projects. Dr. Rucks also has an extensive IT background.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Budget Planning and Management
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