Budgeting for non accounting managers.

Know the accountant’s Jargon. Know how to prepare the sales budget; production budget the purchasing budget

What is a Master Budget?

What you’ll learn

  • Know how to Describe the role of budgeting in the planning, control, and resource allocation process and develop different types of budgets using spreadsheets.
  • Know how to Apply the concepts of management accounting to the various activities in the organization by analyzing different types of costs and use them in decision making situations.
  • Develop a Master Budget.
  • Develop a Cash Budget.
  • Know how management uses budget control report to evaluate managers.
  • Apply the concept of responsibility accounting in managerial performance evaluation.
  • Knowhow the balanced Scorecard is used.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the Master Budget –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Module 1 Preparing The Master Budget –> 2 lectures • 1hr.
  • Budget Planning Case –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Module 4 – Budget Planning of Cash Receipts & Disbursements –> 3 lectures • 9min.

Budgeting for non accounting managers.


What is a Master Budget?

The master budget is the aggregation of all lower-level budgets produced by a company’s various functional areas, and also includes budgeted financial statements, a cash forecast, and a financing plan. The master budget is typically presented in either a monthly or quarterly format, and usually covers a company’s entire fiscal year. An explanatory text may be included with the master budget, which explains the company’s strategic direction, how the master budget will assist in accomplishing specific goals, and the management actions needed to achieve the budget. There may also be a discussion of the headcount changes that are required to achieve the budget.

A master budget is the central planning tool that a management team uses to direct the activities of a corporation, as well as to judge the performance of its various responsibility centers. It is customary for the senior management team to review a number of iterations of the master budget and incorporate modifications until it arrives at a budget that allocates funds to achieve the desired results. Hopefully, a company uses participative budgeting to arrive at this final budget, but it may also be imposed on the organization by senior management, with little input from other employees.

Some past student comments:

“Great Class, systematic, and very organized Thanks , it’s a great reviewing for my managerial accounting 15 years ago.” Tung KU

“Awesome 🙂 n very beneficial Thank u Dr :)”Rabia Taher
“Very Good course with the explanations, Illustrations and quizzes. It makes you well prepared to actually give the exam for a good grade” Muhammed Hassen

“Great course, I’m learning a lot about managerial accounting!” Mark Furman

This course covers all the major managerial accounting concepts  that are a part of every Managerial ( Management) Accounting course in every Master of Business Administration university program.

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