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Course Number: 91-854

Strategic Cost Analysis

Units: 6

Information provided by external financial reporting (financial statements) is compiled too late and is too aggregated for managers to use in making strategic decisions. However, this same accounting information can be accessed and disaggregated and analyzed to get the information necessary for strategic planning.


This course focuses as much as possible on the practical application of cost analysis. Students will learn the key analytical skills for both planning for the future and evaluating past performance.

Topics covered include Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Product and Service Costing and the impact on pricing, Overhead Allocation, Activity Based Costing, Budgeting and Performance Analysis and Long Term Decision Making using Capital Budgeting.

Lynne Pastor