Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management

Strategic Cost Analysis for Managers

Dates: Apr 03-04, 2014| Jun 26-27, 2014| Nov 18-19, 2014

Certificate Track: Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management

Participant Ratings


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This program is about how to analyze projects from a cost-accounting perspective. It will offer a unique opportunity for program and project managers to learn cost accounting-based project management practices and strategies for making smart project choices which justify outcomes and create value. Program material is drawn from our popular and highly-rated MBA courses on financial and managerial accounting and shows how managers can leverage cost analysis to better influence the outcomes of product development and project management.

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The program will offer a series of interactive lectures, cases, and small group exercises that will help participants better understand:

  • The language and mechanics of the accounting that goes on in complex organizations
  • How to identify good results even though the accounting numbers look bad, and bad results when the accounting numbers look good
  • Cost allocations, absorption costing, and transfer pricing, and their effect on reported performance
  • Company’s internal metrics for evaluating management

This program has been developed for senior program and project managers from a wide range of consumer and business-to-business industries, including:

  • Managers from engineering, manufacturing, IT and technology departments
  • Directors of project management, product and business development, and R&D
  • Chief project engineers
  • Product design and process development engineers
  • Key staff members with performance responsibility

07:45 AM - 08:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:30 PMWelcome and Introduction, Introduction to Strategic Cost Analysis
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLuncheon
01:30 PM - 05:00 PMCost Accounting, Day 1 Summary
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMContinental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:00 PMWelcome Back and Preview of Day 2, Basic Project Finance
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 03:30 PMProject Performance Evaluation

    This program provides practical financing and accounting techniques. A lot of case studies helped us to understand how to use these techniques.

    Excelent course, easy aplication for business

    Strategic Cost was an excellent training, Quality of Profesors, materials and location and support. Definitely, a different way of seeing accounting. Very useful themes especially ABC costing. Possible, I would have preferred a 3-day-course to have more time to review basic concept.

    Presentation is easy to understand and useful for getting a whole picture of basic accounting concepts.

    Excellent contents