Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-01-11
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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In today's challenging economic climate, college and university administrators need reliable financial advice for helping their institutions thrive. This thoroughly updated and expanded edition of the classic resource The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Budgets and Financial Management will help administrators become more proficient in their financial management roles.

Grounded in the latest knowledge and filled with illustrative examples from diverse institutions, as well as helpful reflection questions, the book's guidance can be put to immediate use. In addition, the authors suggest ways of avoiding common pitfalls and address what to do when faced with budget fluctuations and changing fiscal environments.

"This book is vitally important for understanding the complex financial underpinnings of higher education. Could there be a more critical time for administrators to add to their knowledge in this area? I don't think so."-Eugene S. Sunshine, senior vice president for business and finance, Northwestern University

"The authors have produced an easily readable and valuable resource for board members, administrators, students, faculty, or anyone interested in knowing about budgeting and the budgeting process. Their treatment of the subject is thorough and complete."-Larry H. Dietz, vice chancellor for student affairs, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

"This is the best 'nitty-gritty-how-to' book on university budgeting that I have found. My graduate students at both the master's and doctoral levels have found it to be a comprehensive, insightful, and useful tool in their graduate studies."-Linda Kuk, program chair, Higher Education Graduate Programs, and associate professor of education, Colorado State University

Author Biography

Margaret J. Barr is professor emeritus in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She is the author or editor of numerous books and monographs and former editor-in-chief for the New Directions for Student Services series. George S. McClellan is the vice chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He is editor, with Jeremy Stringer, of The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration, Third Edition.

Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, and Exhibitsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
About the Authorsp. xv
The Fiscal Context and the Role of the Budget Managerp. 1
Primary Elements of the Budget: Revenue and Expensesp. 29
Understanding Budgetsp. 55
Management of the Budget Cyclep. 87
Understanding Auxiliary and Capital Budgetsp. 119
Problems and Pitfalls in Budget Managementp. 139
Managing Budget Fluctuationsp. 163
Glossary of Termsp. 191
Indexp. 197
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Budgets for beginners April 21, 2011
This textbook seems to be written for someone planning to take a position working on budgets in a university setting -- it provides a very basic background with more of a philosophical perspective than concrete advice on working with numbers. I highly recommend this cheap textbook, ecampus provided excellent customer service, therefore, I will, without a doubt purchase books from this company in the future.
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