Course code BUS134-B

BUS134-B Excel in Managerial Accounting

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Course responsible: Øystein Dahl
ECTS credits: 7.5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the Spring semester.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Preferential right:
One-year study programme in Sustainable Business and Leadership.
Course contents:

The course gives a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel, an essential computer tool used in business. When the students have got the basic skills in Excel, the lectures will focus on Excel as a tool in Managerial Accounting.

Basic training in the use of formulas, functions and data tables.

An introduction to basic principles and methods for Managerial Accounting, and demonstrations and practical exercises in making adequate financial models. 

Presentation of models using formatting and graphics. Analysis and management of data, including external data, filtering and use of pivot tables.

Learning outcome:


The candidate has: 

  • knowledge of the different components of Excel 
  • knowledge of how to build models to support business decisions  

The candidate can: 

  • Gather data for use in a model - register, cut and paste, import data 
  • Structure base data - adjust formats, quality assurance, split data strings, use names in Excel 
  • Analyze data - the four basics, simple statistical functions, sorting
  • Present data - format, adjust and make charts 


The candidate masters: 

  • develop efficient and structured models in Excel 
  • work efficiently with Excel 
Learning activities:

Digital lectures (videos, no streaming). 4 to 5 hours lectures each week. 2 weekly assignments, each adapted to half of the week's lectures. 2 sessions of 2 hours assistance with the assignments are offered weekly. Excercises in the classroom are given parallel to digitally, not compulsory. 

Students will get access to digital resources in Canvas.

Teaching support:
No compulsory textbook, but recommended learning support in Excel for økonomistudenter, Morten Helbæk, Børre Anton Olsen. Universitetsforlaget. Released 2019.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Weekly multiple-choice test, The candidate must answer correctly on more than 50 % of the questions on 2/3 of the tests to take the final exam.  
Final written home exam: 100 % of total grade.  Duration: 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
187,5 hours
Entrance requirements:

Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)

Study right at KVU-BEDØK

Reduction of credits:
5 ECTS overlap with BUS133/BUS133F Excel for Business. 
Type of course:
Lectures: 4-5 hours per week. Excercises: 2 times 2 hours per week. The course last 8 weeks (about 2 months).
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Examination details: Written home Exam: Passed / Not Passed