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Successful companies in the innovation economy use their strategy as a guide to every decision. Setting standard costs and developing budgets are ways that companies implement these key strategies. 

In this course, you learn how to develop better standard costs and budgets. You also learn how to evaluate performance to take corrective action, ensuring that your results are in line with your strategy and plans.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe certain types of budgets and how they are used in organizations.
  • Summarize how companies use standard costing to track and create more accurate product costing information needed to make better decisions.
  • Describe how to calculate variances and the types of budget variances (favorable and unfavorable) and their impact on operations.
  • Determine how to review direct labor and direct materials variances, how they are calculated and what they mean.
  • Discover a methodology for interpreting budget variances

11 Reviews (25 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
Good overview starting with the types of budgets, the setting and purpose of standard cost, the examples and use of variance, and closing with performance evaluation and action plan. It will be more helpful to include the discussion of OH variance.
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Anonymous Author
The content was very good and presented in an easily understandable manner, however the instructor seemed to have some difficulty in speaking
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Anonymous Author
Great refresher course on cost/managerial accounting. I liked the hands on exercises.
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Member's Profile
This course help me to know how important is the Budget.
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Anonymous Author
The course was more basic than I expected.
4
Anonymous Author
Good examples integrated with concepts.
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Member's Profile
Pretty good for a fundamental course.
Anonymous Author
A nice refresher but nothing new.
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Member's Profile
Great course! Very informative.
5
Anonymous Author
great refresher for the basics
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Anonymous Author
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Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Standard Costing and Variances
  9:32Budgets
  2:31Standards
  14:28Variances
Root Causes
  2:11Root Causes
  14:28Hands on Root Causes
CONCLUSION
  3:16Summary
Continuous Play
  50:46Evaluating Performance using Standard Costing and Variances
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Standard Costing and Variances
  PDFBudgets Standards Costing and Variances Glossary Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM