Management Control and Financial Analysis (MCFA)

Course description



The course will initially focus on theories, models, principles and concepts in financial accounting, financial management and business analysis. It then discusses how the information retrieved from companies 'and organizations' own reports and other sources can be used as a basis for making decisions.


In order to integrate and illustrate different perspectives, students will work with various reality-based cases.



Intended Learning Outcomes

This course aims to critically discuss how the choice of theory, model and principles in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting and business analysis affects decision making from a theoretical as well as practical perspective. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. Account for models, principles, concepts and research in financial accounting, financial management and business analysis.

Skills and abilities
2. Apply theories and models in the field to solve specific problems.
3. Illustrate how the choice of theory or model affects the response to some specific issue.
4. Present orally and in written form the analyses to third parties.

Judgement and approach
5. Critically reflect on how the approaches, concepts, models and theories of financial accounting, management accounting and business analysis affect decision making.
6. Evaluate various models from a theoretical and practical perspective

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Course title:
Management Control and Financial Analysis
Semester: Autumn term 2018
Study period: 2
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: fe5429

Syllabus

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Course coordinator:
Toivo Lepp
Head of course:
Olga Golubeva
Examiner:
Olga Golubeva
Student services:
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