Course Content and Outcome Guide for MSD 216 Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- MSD 216
- Course Title:
- Budgeting for Managers
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionExamines budgeting vocabulary, finance principles, record keeping techniques, cash management, cash budgeting and capital budgeting. Prerequisites: BA 111, BA 211 or instructor permission. Recommended: Work-related budgeting experience. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Plan, execute, and control a budget in alignment with company goals.
Evaluate impact of budget results on financial reports.
Explain and provide support for variances in a budget to management.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Apply individual and/or group skill-building activities such discussions, as role-plays", case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
- Use written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
- Complete exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions", or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Forecasting/estimating time and resources
- Selection of appropriate budgeting process
- Analyze budget results
- Read financial statements
- Document and explain budget variances
- Present budget results orally and in writing
- Explain budgeting process to a work group
- Decision making
CONCEPTS, THEMES & ISSUES:
- Rationale and purpose of budgeting
- Financial reports
- Management and supervisory roles and control
- Cost allocation
- Profit and cash flow
- Accounting process
- Budgeting process and procedures
- Alignment with organization goals
- Role of finance and accounting
- Budget variances
- Cost control strategies
- Appropriate use of technology