Basics of Accounting and Budgeting | CSU Pro Dev


Basics of Accounting and Budgeting

Course Description

Basics of Accounting and Budgeting course will illustrate the basics of the accounting and budgeting process. The basic accounting equation will be reviewed, financial statements and accounting ratios will be explored. Types of budgeting and the budget cycle will be illustrated. Helpful cost accounting techniques such as break-even analysis and sensitivity analysis will be shared. Students will gain hands-on experience working through realistic in-class problems. This course is for professionals new to accounting and/or budgeting or people wanting to start their own business.

Who Should Attend

Students interested in a basic accounting and budgeting.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic accounting equation.
  • Understand steps of the budgeting process.
  • Illustrate the different types of budget development strategies.
  • Complete a break even analysis for a business.


October 6, 2017
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

January 12, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

CEUs: 0.7

Standard Fee: $350

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register 6 weeks prior to the start date. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class or program.