APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
BØK 1113 Managerial Accounting
Responsible for the course
Rolf Gunnar Strand
Department of Accounting - Auditing and Law
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The essence of business economics includes financial management (=income and cost analysis, managerial accounting, budgeting and control), finance (=investment and financing), financial accounting and financial statement analysis.
The aim of this first course within the field of business economics is to provide the students with essential basic knowledge and skills, so that they can take part in discussions on problems in business economics and carry out simple analyses within the field, make correct decisions and communicate the results of the analyses in a comprehensible manner.
This course in Managerial Accounting starts with investment analysis. By studying the main activities carried out in a company as an investment project spanning several periods, emphasis is placed on the necessity of considering all economic effects of the project and of taking a long-term perspective (over several years, until the project is completed).
After studying the overall perspective given by finance, the course discusses individual problems that provide more detailed knowledge on, and understanding of vital aspects for more short-term financial management and control. This is a practical approach to business economics, since it is easier to understand the various sub-themes of the field when you know why they are discussed and what part they play in the total picture.
After taking the course, the students must be able to (a) apply knowledge (i.e. concepts and skills) in analyses and discussions on business economics problems, (b) distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information, and (c) give written answers to questions so that the readers understand the applied method and the conclusion arrived at.
After taking the course, the students shall be able to ask critical questions and reflect on crucial assumptions and theories within the business economics field.
No particular prerequisites.
Sending, Aage. 2009. Økonomistyring 1. Fagbokforlaget
Sending, Aage. 2009. Økonomistyring 2. Fagbokforlaget
Sending, Aage. 2009. Arbeidshefte til Økonomistyring 1. Fagbokforlaget
Sending, Aage. 2009. Arbeidshefte til Økonomistyring 2. Fagbokforlaget
The course consists of 5 parts (a tentative weight is given in brackets)
Part 1: Investment and financing (10 %)
Part 2: Cost and income analysis (15 %)
Part 3: Accounting and budgeting (30 %)
Part 4: Managerial Accounting models (30 %)
Part 5: Some special decision problems (15 %)
It is recommended that students use spreadsheets (e.g. Excel) when working with problems and assignments. It's Learning must be used for submitting the mandatory mini-exercises.
Learning process and workload
The course consists of lectures, assignment reviews by the lecturer, and self-tuition (reading the syllabus and doing exercises/assignments that are both mandatory and voluntary). Each student must hand in 8 mandatory assignments. These assignments are mini-exercises to be submitted electronically through It's Learning.
Recommended workload in hours:
The plenary sessions will consist of lectures on parts of the syllabus and review of assignments. Students are expected to work on those parts of the syllabus that are not covered by the lectures or the assignment reviews. The lectures and assignment reviews are based on students having prepared for the lectures (i.e. that the students have read the relevant texts of the syllabus and have solved the assignments before the lectures start).
Required work (mandatory exercises)
There are eight mandatory exercises during the semester of which students must get approved five in order to take the examination.
A minimum level of performance will be demanded for the exercises to be approved (e.g. a minimum number of answers must be correctly answered). Further information will be given in the lectures and through It's Learning. .
Students must get approved five of the eight -exercises in order to take the exam.
A five-hour written examination concludes the course.
BØK 11131 – written exam which accounts for 100% of the grade in the course BØK 1113 Managerial Accounting , 7.5 ECTS credits.
Examination support materials
Interest tables and BI-defined exam calculator is allowed. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BA II Plus™
Examination support materials at written examinations are explained under exam information in our web-based Student handbook. Please note use of calculator and dictionary. http://www.bi.edu/studenthandbook/examaids
Students who have not got approved five of the mandatory eight mini-exercises must retake the exercises in connection with the next scheduled course and must pass five of the eight submitted mini-exercises.
A re-take exam is offered every term for students who do not pass the written exam or want to improve their grade.