1621 Budget Financing

1621 Budget Financing

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 45
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Maja Klun, PhD



1. Objectives and competences



  • Understand the budget process at different national and EU level
  • Analyze different structures of public revenues and expenditures (in time, between local governments, between countries)
  • Compares budget regulation at different levels of government
  • Understand different budget statistical standards
  • Analyze different classification of budget expenditures


  • Ability to use budget data,
  • Ability to act in budget process
  • Ability to connect budgets of different level of government,
  • Ability to explain different classifications of budget expenditures,
  • Ability to understand public debt management


2. Content

  • Basic terminology connected to budget
  • Budget statistics
  • Expenditure classifications
  • Public deficit and public debt
  • Structure of central budget revenues and expenditures
  • Structure of local budget revenues and expenditures
  • Structure of EU budget
  • Regulation and central government  budget process  (direct and indirect public finance users)
  • Regulation and local government  budget process  (direct and indirect public finance users)
  • EU and financial framework
  • Budget execution
  • Budget control

3. Readings


  • SETNIKAR CANKAR, Stanka et al. (2009). Ekonomika javnega sektorja s proračunskim financiranjem. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana. Poglavja 10-13
  • STANOVNIK Tine (2016). Javne finance. Ekonomska fakulteta: Ljubljana.
  • D'Alfonso, A. et al. (2017). Economic and budgetary outlook for the European Union 2017. European Parliament, and Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services: Bruselj.
  • Zakonodaja s področja proračuna in izbrana poročila računskega sodišča za samostojno pripravo na vaje in predavanja in delo v e-učilnici


4. Intended learning outcomes


Knowledge and understanding:

  • Will define basic terminology
  • Will understand differences between different classifications
  • Will demonstrate budget process at different levels of government
  • Will be able to analyze budget data and comment
  • Will determine institutions of budget control

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • tutorials
  • e-learning
  • intercurricural collaboration
  • problem based learning

6. Assessment

  • active cooperation (10%)
  • written or oral exam or exam passed with two partial exams (90%)