0203 Business Forecasting

Part of the Business Planning Section of the CEA Curriculum


In this course, we take a look at business forecasting. Can we predict the future? No. However, understanding the right way to make informed statements about the outcome of events not yet recognized and how it relates to businesses is a valuable skill for any business advisor. In this section, we will cover some of the relevant qualitative and quantitative methods for small businesses to be aware of when forecasting for a business.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the four major approaches to business forecasting
  • Describe how to use excel spreadsheets in forecasting
  • Define the three tools of time-series analysis


Course Curriculum

Understanding Business Forecasting 00:07:00
Performing a Business Forecast 00:03:00
Business Forecasting Software 00:15:00
Plan Guru 00:31:00
Course Evaluation
Course Evaluation Form – Business Forecasting 00:00:00

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  • Program Level: Fundamentals/Beginner

    75 minutes | CPE = 1.5 units

    Field of Study: Accounting

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