Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Center for Continuing and Professional Education

XCPD-664 Introduction to Budgeting

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Course Details

This course will introduce the participants to the function and process of operational budgeting. The role of operational budgeting in organizational planning and control will be reviewed. Course topics will include: budget preparation, resource allocation/strategic planning, compliance, variances, audits, and cost containment. Course participants will study key differences in corporate, nonprofit, and government budgeting methodologies. Course activities will include lecture, class discussions, group activities, case studies, and basic financial exercises. Some class time will be used for group budget activities including budget analysis and preparation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the functions and process of operational budgeting.
  • Discuss the role of operational budgeting in organizational planning and controls.
  • Assess and critique an operational budget.
  • Construct and refine an operational budget.


Course Registration

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart" below.

Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students must first create an account and password through the Student Portal prior to registration. After your account is created, you will receive your Georgetown NetID via email. When you have your Georgetown NetID and password, continue registration by clicking "Add to Cart", logging in, and following the steps to complete checkout. Course registration is complete when payment is processed and you receive a confirmation email.

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More Information

For more information or to speak with a program advisor, please complete the Request More Information Form, send an email to, or call (202) 687-8700.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


XCPD-664 - 01 Introduction to Budgeting    
2014 - Fall 2014 Non- Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Fri 6:30PM - 9:30PM
5 Sep 2014 to 12 Sep 2014
Class:   Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM
6 Sep 2014 to 13 Sep 2014
Class Schedule: 4 Sessions
Contact Hours: 18.0
Course Tuition:
Tution non-credit    895.00
Potential Discount(s):
Alumni Discount
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave

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