Management Control Systems (MCS)

Course description



The course deals with theoretical and practical concerns regarding management control systems, and the technolo. The course has a focus on how theoretical analysis of management control can be helpful when understanding and designing management control systems for different types of organizations.
The course consists of:
• An overview of research regarding management control systems and the technologies associated with them.
• Analysis of central issues related to management control.
• Design of, and critical discussions about, management control systems.

Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
1. Describe the predominant technologies of management control
2. Understand and explain how the predominant technologies of management control are supposed to work together.
3. Account for the problems and pitfalls that may be related to the use of management control technologies.
Skills and abilities
4. Apply the course literature and the experiences from lectures and workshops to analyse and communicate organizational cases from a management control perspective.
5. Develop and design a comprehensive management control system.
Judgement and approach
6. Critically evaluate and reflect around management control research, and critically discuss the design and practice of management control in different organizational settings.


Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. Describe the predominant technologies of management control
2. Understand and explain how the predominant technologies of management control are supposed to work together.
3. Account for the problems and pitfalls that may be related to the use of management control technologies.

Skills and abilities
4. Apply the course literature and the experiences from lectures and workshops to analyse and communicate organizational cases from a management control perspective.
5. Develop and design a comprehensive management control system.

Judgement and approach
6. Critically evaluate and reflect around management control research, and critically discuss the design and practice of management control in different organizational settings.

Please Note !


There will be no new admissions to this course.


Course title:
Management Control Systems
Semester: Autumn term 2018
Study period: 3
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Contact:


Course coordinator:
Toivo Lepp
Head of course:
Niklas Wällstedt

Teachers: