BØK 3551 Practical Managerial Accounting and Control
This course is split in two parts. The first part build upon BØK 3434, Managerial accouning and finance, and focuses on accounting structures, cost behavior and budgeting models. The second part concentrate on more contemporary management control systems with The Balanced Scorecard, Activity Based Costing and Lean.
The students shall acquire knowledge of:
- How various actions and activities within an organization create accounting transactions that are reported in the income statements, balance sheet and cash flow statements
- Methods for financial statement analysis
- Business planning by means of budgets.
- How managerial accounting can be operationalized by The Balance Scorecard
- Income and cost relevance
- Continous improvement as a management philosophy.
The students shall acquire skills about:
- The preparation of budgets and analysis of budget information with respect to the financial implications of intended activities.
- The causality and suitability of objectives and measures in a balanced scorecard model
- The preparation and assessment of profitability analyses
- The allocation and analysis of costs in an activity structure.
- Knowledge of the eight different ways of waste in Lean
After taking the course, the students shall acknowledge management control as a contextual field.
Part 1: Understanding accounting and budgeting (50%)
- Financial accounting structures and how actions turn into accounting transactions
- Cost concepts and cost allocation dilemmas
- Methods of financial statement analysis
- Income statement budgets
- Cash flow budgets
- Balance sheet budgets
Part 2: Control and measurement of the value creation processes (50%
- Making strategy operational and executable, critical success factors, KPIs and strategy mapping
- Using Balanced Scorecards to evaluate strategy implementation and as tool to allocate opeational resources
- Income and cost relevance
- The analysis of activity, activity costing and calculation costs of excess capacity
- Lean philosophy and lean principles
The course consists of lectures, assignment reviews by the lecturer and self-tuition (reading the syllabus and doing exercises/assignments).
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 syllabus and have solved the assignments before the lectures start).
For students to receive feedback on their progress and to enable them to gain experience in solving exam relevant tasks, there will be posted tests on Itslearning during the course.
It is recommended to use Excel when solving exercirse.
When course is delivered online, lecturer, in cooperation with the Academic Servises Network, will organize an appropriate combination of digital teaching and lectures. Online students are also offered a study guide to contribute to progression and overview. Total recommended time spent for completing the course also applies here.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.
BØK 3434 Managerial Accountng and Finance, or equivalent.
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|Mandatory||8||5||Eight work requirements will be published during the semester. Of these, five must be approved for admission to the exam. Each of the work requirements will have a duration of twelve (12) hours, and it will be given three attempts each of one (1) hour. In order for the work requirements to be considered to be fulfilled, a certain minimum requirement is set for the content of the answers (eg that a certain number of questions must be answered correctly). Detailed information is provided in the lectures and at It'sLearning.|
|Comment coursework:||Eight work requirements will be published during the semester. Of these, five must be approved for admission to the exam. Each of the work requirements will have a duration of twelve (12) hours, and it will be given three attempts each of one (1) hour. In order for the work requirements to be considered to be fulfilled, a certain minimum requirement is set for the content of the answers (eg that a certain number of questions must be answered correctly). Detailed information is provided in the lectures and at It'sLearning.|
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Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination every semester
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Teaching on Campus
Feedback activities and counselling
Prepare for teaching
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.