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About the Course

In this course, you will explore how to use accounting to allocate resources and incentivize manager and employee behaviors with these resources. You will also learn how financial and non-financial accounting information facilitates strategic performance measurement and how to integrate this information to continuously improve strategy. You will be able to: • Understand the role of managerial accounting information and use it to avoid common pitfalls in business decisions • Understand the iterative and interrelated nature of budgeting and apply the key components to preparing a master budget • Evaluate capital investments via a variety of measures • Calculate, interpret, and investigate variances • Understand decentralization and its advantages and disadvantages • Communicate the role of non-financial measures and strategic performance measurement systems • Compute and interpret financial performance measures and identify associate issues This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at

Top reviews


Aug 25, 2021

I have thorourouly enjoyed this course and gained a helpful insights which I believe would excelled my skills and would be advantageous in the days to come. Thank you for this exciting course.


Dec 12, 2018

Great course and great professor. I learned exactly what I hoped to learn and more. The professor is very clear in explaining and provides easy to follow examples that drive home the concepts.

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By David H

May 1, 2018

great teacher, explains material well. great slides and easy to understand.

By Michele L

Dec 28, 2020

Thanks to Professor Gary Hecht, with your lecture I've filled the gap.

By Segundo F C Y

Aug 15, 2022

Curso estupendo para los encargados de presupuestos e inversiones

By Ponciano R

Jan 3, 2019

Great course! covers a lot of useful topics in an applicable way.

By Stan S

Jul 11, 2020

Very interesting and educational, Professor Gary is the best!

By Vasanti J

Aug 22, 2020

Excellent experience, concepts were explained with examples

By Charlotta R ( b l

Oct 1, 2016

Very interesting course, high level of engagement learning

By oduniyi a

Feb 19, 2019

exception lecturer teaching aids easy understanding

By Vladimir T

Aug 13, 2018

FInally I understood variance analysis. Thanks! :)

By Leandro S C

Jul 18, 2020

Outstanding. Professor is very great person.

By Harish G

Aug 8, 2020

Amazing Course. Professor Gary is awesome.

By Mohamed S

Feb 7, 2022

I nowNow more think about make dessions

By 马嘉任

Nov 2, 2016

Outstanding ways to broaden knowledge!

By siddhika p

Dec 22, 2020


By Guillermo A R N

Feb 1, 2020

Really deep and useful information.

By Emeka J E

Mar 6, 2019

What a great learning experience?

By Muhammad A

Nov 3, 2018

Great course..very knowledgable

By Arpita G T

Dec 16, 2020

Extremely useful, convenient

By Li L

Oct 8, 2017

the professor is amazing!

By Dr C H G R

May 29, 2020

This course is bit tough

By Eric F M

Nov 14, 2021

Práctico y dinámico.

By Nipun S D

Jan 10, 2022

excellent course!

By Mohamed A E H M

Dec 15, 2018

thank you so much

By Maria L F S

Nov 22, 2018

Excellent course!

By Digvijay

Oct 16, 2017

Fantastic course.