Course code BUS333

BUS333 Approaches to Management Accounting and Control

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Course responsible: Inger Johanne Pettersen, Inger Johanne Pettersen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2015H
Last time: 2016H
Preferential right:
Course contents:

This course focuses on the company and its context. Especially, we consider the concept of a company to be very broad. A modern company is a complex organization which can be studies from many theoretical perrspectives and by different methods. Learning management accounting and control implies a knowledge to cope with many kinds of analyses and discussions. This course contains the following elements:

  • Management tools in theory and practice
  • Management accounting and control and the behavioural implications
  • Alternative theoretical perspectives
Learning outcome:

The course aims at giving the student the following knowledge, capabilities and competence:


The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge within the field of management control.
  • has comprehensive knowledge within the field's scientific theories and methods of analyses.
  • can use knowledge within the field by working with cases.


The candidate

  • can analyse problems based on theories, methods and interpretations from the field of management control.
  • can use management control tools in solving practical problems.
  • can use relevant methods for research and development.


The candidate

  • can analyse academic problems.
  • can use the knowledge and competence in management control to perform practical problem solving and projects.
  • can communicate topics from the field.
Learning activities:
Lectures, literature, student presentations and work with cases
Teaching support:
Presentation of the literature in lectures, feedback and discussions
Book: . Hopper, D. Northcott, and R.W. Scapens, (eds.),(2007) Issues in Management Accounting. (Hertfordshire, UK: Prentice-Hall). Diverse chapters & Articles
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
One compulsory case submission, group work. 
 Submission of term paper (group work) Grade: Passed/non-passed. Written exam 3,5 hours
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Type of course:
Approx 24 hours lectures  + work with case  
Examination details: :