Course responsible:Stig Aleksander Aune
Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås
Nominal workload:125 hours
Teaching and exam period:This course starts in the autumn parallel. The course has teaching/evaluation in the autumn parallel, .
About this course
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.
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
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
- Lectures (campus-based), exercises and miscellaneous articles. The purpose of the exercises is to concretize the lectures and stimulate to student participation. Tre of five assignments must be approved to sit the exam.
- Lectures with teaching assistants, relevant exercises and web-sites.
- Written digital exam 3 hours (100%).
- External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
- 5 mandatory assignments, whereof at least 3 must by approved to sit the exam. Previously approved mandatory assignments do not constitute grounds for exemption.
- Two hours, one lecture per week.
- 2.5 ECTS-credits with BUS100
- Letter grades
- The course is open for bachelor business and IndØk students.