Managerial Accounting: Tools for Facilitating and Guiding Business Decisions

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Descripción del Curso

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