Introduction to Budgeting and Forecasting

Corporate College
Training overview
Professional Course
8 hours

Course description

Introduction to Budgeting and Forecasting

Effective budgeting is a vital part of financial management for any organization. The Introduction to Budgeting course explains the purpose of budgeting and illustrates the budgeting process from beginning to end. If you are new to budgeting or want to better understand the budget process and types of budgeting, this course is for you. Steps of the budgeting process, common types of budgets and widely used methods of budgeting will be illustrated. Students will gain hands-on experience building budgets with in-class budgeting exercises. This course is for professionals who are either new to budgeting or new to parts of the budgeting process.

This course can also be offered virtually. Please contact Corporate College to learn more.

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Training content

This course includes the following topics:

  • Define budgeting and why it is important
  • Budgeting current event
  • Steps of the budgeting cycle
  • Setting budget parameters and development of communication plan
  • Sales budgets, direct materials budget, labor budget
  • Overhead budget, selling and administrative budget, capital budget, and cash budget
  • Common budget problems: budgetary slack
  • In-class budgeting exercise: creation of a master budget
  • Authoritative vs. Participatory budgeting
  • Incremental budgeting
  • Zero based budgeting
  • Kaizen budgeting


The cost of this training course includes all course materials and a subject matter expert instructor.

Certification / Credits

Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion with CEUs.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Understand the budgeting process, common types of budgets and widely-used methods of budgeting
  • Understand what a budget is and why it is important
  • Understand how to build a budget

About Cuyahoga Community College

Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College

Founded in 2003, Corporate College offers Northeast Ohio businesses and individuals professional training and development, along with state-of-the-art meeting and conference space at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights and Corporate College West in Westlake. Whether you are engaged with...

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Corporate College

4400 Richmond Road
44128 Warrensville Heights Ohio

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