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This Managerial Accounting - Tools for Facilitating and Guiding Business Decisions Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.   

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Course Overview and Relevant Information for Decision Making
  • Budgeting for Planning and Control
  • Standard Costing and Variance Analysis
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
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The programme is self-paced and the cost per month is 49$.


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