Course code BUS101

BUS101 The Firm

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2019 - 2020 .

Course responsible: Stig Aleksander Aune
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2019-2020
Course contents:

Key objectives include:

  • An overview of contents and structure of the Bachelor programme and how different topics and courses are linked. Focus will be on inter-disciplinary understanding. 
  • A broad introduction to a firm's wider role in society and an overview of selected methods, techniques and models relevant to business decisions.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge:

After completed course, the student has

  • a useful overview of the bachelor programme as a whole and therefore a valuable starting point for the majority of courses taught later in the programme
  • interdisciplinary understanding of how firms operate and work, how the business community and stock exchange work, and how they impact society as a whole
  • knowledge of key terminology and important tools applied in financial analyses. Tools are comprised of methods, techniques, models, theories, etc.
  • knowledge of basic elements of marketing, business strategy and organizational theory
  • understanding of the meaning of corporate social responsibility
  • understanding of how economics and business courses relate

Skills:

After completed course, the student is able to:

  • Understand and use central business terminology
  • Apply critical thinking and reflect on the firms’ role in society
  • Read and comprehend the contents of an annual report from a publicly listed company
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises and URLs. The purpose of the exercises is to concretize the lectures and stimulate to student participation.
Teaching support:
Lectures with teaching assistants, relevant exercises and web-sites.
Syllabus:
Selected papers, book extracts, lecture presentations. Emphasis will be placed on current events. Full presentation of the syllabus will be provided ahead of course start.
Prerequisites:
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Recommended prerequisites:
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Mandatory activity:
Minimum one mandatory assignment, which must be passed. Valid for two years.
Assessment:
Written exam 2 hours (100%).
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
This course is open only for first year bachelor students in Business Administration.
Reduction of credits:
2.5 ECTS-credits with INN200 and BUS100.
Type of course:
Two hours, one lecture per week.
Examiner:
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F