Course code BUS100

BUS100 Cost Accounting, Fundamentals

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Course responsible: Annette Alstadsæter
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Given twice a year - spring and autumn.
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The company and its surroundings; Cost and cost behaviour; Markets; Product costing, Cost allocation;  The optimal use of scarce resources; Product mix analysis; Time value of money; Capital budgeting.
Learning outcome:
The course is an introduction to cost accounting. After the course, the student should have a wide knowledge in basic topics, theories, methods, problems and tools within cost accounting.
Learning activities:


Supervised seminars/discussions/ exercises.

Teaching support:

Sending, Aage: Økonomistyring 1. Fagbokforlaget, ISBN 978-82-450-1496-9, 2.utgave, 2013.

Sending, Aage: Arbeidshefte til Økonomistyring 1. Fagbokforlaget, ISBN 978-82-450-1362-7, 2.utgave, 2013.

Supplementary research publications on Fronter.

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Two compulsory assignments. 

Written exam. The final examination of 3,5 hours counts 100%.

There will be no repeat examinations for students with an average grade below passing, because the course is given twice a year.

Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:

Lectures: 1-2 hours per week.

Seminars/problem solving exercises: 0-2 hours per week.

An external examiner is involved in reviewing the course design and the tests.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått