ERIC Number: ED403395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Using Financial Information in Continuing Education. Accepted Methods and New Approaches.
Matkin, Gary W.
This book, which is intended as a resource/reference guide for experienced financial managers and course planners, examines accepted methods and new approaches for using financial information in continuing education. The introduction reviews theory and practice, traditional and new methods, planning and organizational management, and technology. It includes objectives and a guide to the chapters. The following are among the topics discussed in 15 chapters: the context for continuing education financial management (current issues and institutional settings, traditional financial management in continuing education organizations, multidimensional financial management in continuing education, activity-based costing in continuing education); financial management for course planners (the basics of course financial planning, a practical guide to course budgeting, multidimensional budgeting and activity-based costing for programmers, and special issues in course planning); financial management for continuing education administrators (understanding and setting the context for the continuing education financial management system, the budget process, multidimensional budgeting for continuing education organizations, developing a management information system for continuing education organizations, and designing and implementing an activity-based costing system); and special issues in continuing education (indirect costs and the cost-effectiveness of promotion expenditures and investments in continuing education beyond the current operating cycle). Detailed case histories are cited throughout the book. Sixty-three tables/figures, 13 endnotes, a glossary, and a subject index are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Information Utilization, Marketing, Money Management, Program Administration, Systems Approach, Tables (Data), Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.