Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
ED 505
16 weeks (35 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Graduate 3 budgeting


The course objective is to apply the integrative study of financial management through security problems and case studies to become more effective as a security leader in the DoD.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply sound financial management principles to the planning and evaluation of an existing security program.
  • Conduct an operational and financial analysis on a security program.
  • Based on the financial analysis of a security program, develop alternative actions to avoid potential budget cuts.
  • Using systems and services requirements, create and justify a budget to procure, deploy, and sustain security program capabilities.
  • Discuss importance of maintaining a management reserve for security program budgeting and how to avoid becoming a target for financial cuts.
  • Discuss management strategies for coping with resource reductions to a security program.

General Topics:

  • Decision-making The role of intangibles in value creation Financial performance metrics Strategic financial planning and control Strategic valuation decisions Growth strategies for increasing value Restructuring of financial processes DOD governance and financial ethics Value-based management Strategic cost management Financial Systems
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Discussion Forums

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials