Managerial Accounting: Tools for Facilitating and Guiding Business Decisions

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In this course, you will explore how to use accounting to allocate resources and incentivize manager and employee behaviors in using these resources. You will also learn how financial and non-financial accounting information facilitates strategic performance measurement and how to integrate this information to continuously improve strategy.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Understand the role of managerial accounting information in common business decisions
• Differentiate relevant and irrelevant information
• Avoid common pitfalls in business decisions
• Prepare a master budget and its key components
• Describe the iterative and interrelated nature of budgeting
• Evaluate capital investments via a variety of measures
• Understand how upper management uses variance analysis
• Calculate, interpret, and investigate variances
• Understand decentralization and its advantages and disadvantages
• Compute and interpret financial performance measures
• Communicate the role of non-financial measures and strategic performance measurement systems
• Identify issues associated with performance measurement and incentives
• Understand the nature and role of subjective performance evaluation

This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and