The Carleton operating budget reflects the values of the Strategic Plan by allocating dollars to specific initiatives. It is the financial embodiment of institutional goals and objectives.  Individual departments are encouraged to manage their budget in the same way: reflecting the values and goals defined by the department.

Budget Manager Tasks: Discuss, Evaluate, Analyze, Plan, Collaborate

Budget managers are empowered to use their budget dollars thoughtfully, intentionally — strategically. Engagement in a strategic budgeting process is critical to the long term success of individual departments and the college as a whole. 

Please read the budget management guidelines for answers to questions such as…

  • What is my role as budget manager?
  • What does my account number mean?
  • How can I manage my department budget?

…along with other facts about budgeting at Carleton and suggestions for strategic budget management.