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Devry BUSN 278 Budgeting and Forecasting Final Exam


  1. (TCO 1) Which one of the following is not a benefit of budgeting? (Points : 5)It facilitates the coordination of activities.
    It provides definite objectives for evaluating performance.
    It provides assurance that the company will achieve its objectives.
    It provides early warning signs of potential threats.
  2. (TCO 2) Which of the following is not a qualitative forecasting method? (Points : 5)Executive opinions
    Sales force polling
    Delphi method
    Classical decomposition
  3. (TCO 3) Which of the following statements regarding the t-statistic is true? (Points : 5)The t-statistic cannot be negative.
    The t-statistic measures how many standard errors the coefficient is away from the independent variable.
    The higher the t-value, the more confidence we have in the coefficient.
    Low t-values indicate high reliability.
  4. (TCO 4) Which of the following statements regarding the risk associated with R&D activities is incorrect? (Points : 5)The amount of time between the R&D activity and the cash flows from the project does not affect risk.
    Greater risk is associated with creating new products than improving existing products.
    Risk increases as the time between the R&D activity and the cash flows from the project increases.
    Assessing risk is a vital part of research and development.
  5. (TCO 5) Program budgeting does not include: (Points : 5)Controlling






  1. (TCO 6) The payback period technique ___________ (Points : 5)should be used as a final screening tool.
    can be the only basis for the capital budgeting decision.
    is relatively easy to compute and understand.
    considers the expected profitability of a project.
  2. (TCO 6) The profitability index is computed by dividing the ___________ (Points : 5)total cash flows by the initial investment.
    present value of cash inflows by the present value of each outflow.
    initial investment by the total cash flows.
    initial investment by the present value of cash flows.
  3. (TCO 6) A company projects annual cash inflows of $85,000 each year for the next five years if it invests $300,000 in new equipment. The equipment has a five-year life and an estimated salvage value of $75,000. What is the accounting rate of return on this investment? (Points : 5)28.3%
  4. (TCO 6) If an asset costs $210,000 and is expected to have a $30,000 salvage value at the end of its ten-year life, and generates annual net cash inflows of $30,000 each year, the payback period is _____. (Points : 5)5 years
    6 years
    7 years
    8 years
  5. (TCO 6) Hyde Inc. is comparing several alternative capital budgeting projects as shown below:Projects A B CInitial Investment $110,000 $90,000 $50,000Present value of cash inflows $100,000 $100,000 $60,000

    Using the profitability index, rank the projects, starting with the most attractive. (Points : 5)

    A, C, B.
    A, B, C.
    C, A, B.
    C, B, A.

  6. (TCO 6) Cleaners, Inc. is considering purchasing equipment costing $30,000 with a six-year useful life. The equipment will provide cost savings of $7,300 and will be depreciated straight-line over itsuseful life with no salvage value. Cleaners requires a 10% rate of return. What is the approximate net present value of this investment? (Points : 5)$13,800
  7. (TCO 7) Which of the following would not appear as a fixed expense on a selling and administrative expense budget? (Points : 5)Freight-out
    Office salaries
    Property taxes
  8. (TCO 7) A company budgeted unit sales of 102,000 units for January, 2008 and 120,000 units for February, 2008. The company has a policy of having an inventory of units on hand at the end of eachmonth equal to 30% of next month’s budgeted unit sales. If there were 30,600 units of inventory on hand on December 31, 2007, how many units should be produced in January, 2008 in order for the company to meet its goals? (Points : 5)107,400 units
    102,000 units
    96,600 units
    138,000 units


  1. (TCO 8) Standards that are based on efficient activity with allowances for unavoidable losses are called _______ (Points : 5)basic standards.
    maximum efficiency standards.
    currently attainable standards.
    expected standards.
  2. (TCO 9) A static budget is appropriate for __________ (Points : 5)variable overhead costs.
    direct materials costs.
    fixed overhead costs.
    none of these.
  3. (TCO 9) If the activity level increases 10%, total variable costs will ___________. (Points : 5)remain the same
    increase by more than 10%
    decrease by less than 10%
    increase 10%
  4. (TCO 9) At the high level of activity in November, 7,000 machine hours were run and power costs were $12,000. In April, a month of low activity, 2,000 machine hours were run and power costs amountedto $6,000. Using the high-low method, what is the estimated fixed cost element of power costs? (Points : 5)$12,000
  5. (TCO 10) Which of the following statements regarding budget reports is incorrect? (Points : 5)The cost of budget reports should not outweigh the benefits.
    Budget reports are used for planning, control, and information.
    Reports prepared for upper management typically have fewer details than reports prepared for lower-level managers.
    Reports are prepared more frequently for upper management than for lower-level managers.