Strategic Cost Analysis for Managers

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In this course, participants learn to analyze the performance of projects, and even entire departments, from a financial perspective; gain a deeper understanding of how resources are allocated throughout an organization; and understand how to leverage cost analysis to position a particular project or department for success.

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  • Mario M: Excellent content and application. Course uses a lot of the manufacturing examples and processes to illustrate the importance of accounting.

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  • Giovanni R: I think it's a good course where you can learn a practical approach to managing the costs of an organization. I really like the development of case studies and the level of networking that I could do during the course.

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  • Vanessa Uvidia C: It is important to analyze the information, to make better decisions. These program helped me select from a vast database those indicators best suited for evaluating a particular strategy.

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  • Nikolas D: Never knew that accounting could be strategic. Now I Kow. And Knowing is half the battle...

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  • Leonardo Pinto N: Too many cases. I think it should have more theory and frameworks. From general perspective, very good training.

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  • David A: Excellent program. Everything I expected and more

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  • David K: This class is great if you are not familiar with strategic cost and finance. I highly recommend it for non-financial managers.

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  • Segun O: As a chartered accountant and a finance practitioner, I had come to this class with the mindset that it was going to be a refresher. What a relative truth, I was wrong! Joseph Weber brought in a totally different approach and fresh insight than I have ever seen. I cannot wait to learn under him again. The network opportunity I gained fron this class still serve me today

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  • Alan G: It is very important for non-finance/accounting person to do some homework before the class. The instructor is great!

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  • Brant W: In general this course was very good. Clearly both lecturers were subject matter experts and knew the material very well. Of course, two days is a short period and time is always precious. All in all, a very good course

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"This two-day program helped me understand the strategic management of financial objectives. While I have managed $100 million in CAPEx and OPEx for more than a decade—this program will make me a better manager for the next decade!" ~Sam G., Past Participant