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Course Description

This course will introduce the participants to the function and process of operational budgeting. The role of operational budgeting in organizational planning and control will be reviewed. Course topics will include: budget preparation, resource allocation/strategic planning, compliance, variances, audits, and cost containment. Course participants will study key differences in corporate, nonprofit, and government budgeting methodologies. Course activities will include lecture, class discussions, group activities, case studies, and basic financial exercises. Some class time will be used for group budget activities including budget analysis and preparation.

Course Objectives

 

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the functions and process of operational budgeting.
  • Discuss the role of operational budgeting in organizational planning and controls.
  • Assess and critique an operational budget.
  • Construct and refine an operational budget.

 

Notes

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

The required textbook is available for rent and purchase through several online vendors. Budgeting Basics and Beyond, 4th Edition, Jae K. Shim, Joel G. Siegel, Allison I. Shim, ISBN: 978-1-118-09627-7

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Type
Class
Days
F
Time
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Feb 05, 2021 to Feb 12, 2021
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Feb 06, 2021 to Feb 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Course Tuition
Tution non-credit $1,055.00
Instructors
Section Notes

The recommended textbook for this course is Budgeting Basics and Beyond, 4th Edition, Jae K. Shim, Joel G. Siegel, Allison I. Shim, ISBN: 978-1-118-09627-7

Welcome to the Flex Learning Experience - Real-time learning using live Zoom video conferencing— mirroring a more traditional classroom with regular interaction, - engaging activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts.

  • Dynamic exploration of topics, ideas and concepts with the instructor and students in the online class
  • Interact regularly and frequently with your instructors and other students
  • Comparable level of accountability and engagement as classroom attendance
  • Lectures, discussions, and presentations occur at a specific hour
  • Face-to-face discussion, individual guidance, speed and immediacy to synchronous online learning
  • Immediate feedback - encouraging quick feedback on ideas, and support consensus and decision making
  • Pacing - encouraging students to keep up-to-date and provide a discipline to learning
  • Spontaneity - making it easy to add new ideas to the conversation, brainstorming or decision making
  • Familiarity - simulating a more traditional face-to-face environment
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