Performance Management and Decision-Making

This course can be taken as part of a specialization «Contemporary Finance».

About the course

The course is a must-have if you need to understand budgeting and costing. It gives you the introduction to the world of financial planning, decision-making, performance evaluation, and control of corporate performance delivery.

The course covers 5 topics:

1. Generally used costing methods where we will talk about why and how costs are allocated to products
2. Decision-making and relevant costs: covering the main principles of a financial case calculation that should support the business decisions
3. Budgeting: why do companies need budgets and what’s the best way to prepare one
4. Variance analysis topic will touch upon key variances that a business analyst should calculate in order to explain to company management, what happened in actuals versus plan
5. Performance management will cover both the key financial indicators and the process that the organization should establish to drive achievement of its objectives

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Course's authors:

  • Elizaveta Palitsyna
    Guest lecturer for Master in Corporate Finance programme, Graduate School of Management
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2021 год