Course Description

The Advanced Budgeting and Forecasting course illustrates several methods to improve budgeting and forecasting. These methods include sensitivity analysis, budget variance analysis, regression analysis and many more. Effective budgeting and forecasting techniques will be explained and demonstrated. Students will gain hands-on experience through working on budgeting exercises in class. This course is for professionals wanting to learn how to build better budgets and improve their budgeting and financial forecasting skills.

Course Outline

This course includes the following topics:

  • Definition of Forecasting and Budget Analysis and Why It Is Important
  • The People Side of Budgeting: How to get your people on board (the collaborative nature of the budget process)
  • Budget Current Events
  • Budget Variance Analysis
  • Regression (Linear and Multiple) Analysis
  • Exponential Smoothing
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Learning Curve Analysis
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Creation of Pro Forma Financial Statements
  • In-Class Exercises: Sensitivity Analysis Problem

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to build better budgets efficiently and effectively
  • Understand effective budgeting and forecasting techniques
  • Understand best budgeting practices

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Advanced Budgeting and Forecasting
W, Th
1:00PM to 5:00PM
Apr 06, 2022 to Apr 07, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Virtual Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $319.00