ME1005 Industrial Management, Advanced Course 6.0 credits
Industriell ekonomi, fortsättningskurs
This course has been cancelled.
The aim of the course is to provide you with the ability to understand, design and handle methods in the area of management control for industrial organisations.
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)B
Subject areaIndustrial Management
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
The aim of the course is to provide you with the ability to understand, design and handle methods in the area of management control for industrial organisations. This means that after the course you should be able to:
1. Understand the construction of and the use of a job shop and a process-costing system, as well as the difference between product and period costs.
2. Define the content of and understand the use of the major tools in the following areas: cost management, value chain analysis, activity-based management (costing, budgeting and accounting), customer profitability analysis, quality management, time management, cost estimation and cost-volume-profit analysis, kaizen costing, standard cost analysis, budgeting, investment analysis, performance evaluation and process control.
3. Describe and understand the meaning of the different types of management control systems that exist.
4. Choose (and argue for the choice) between different management control systems.
5. Understand how information in different types of management control systems are used for decision-making.
6. Apply the theoretical concepts of management control systems to companies in different types of industries.
7. Implement different tools for management control in a spreadsheet tool, building on the theoretical concepts.
8. Critically evaluate and compare management control systems used by companies in different types of industries.
Course main content
The course consists of lectures with theoretical concepts, practical examples and excersises in the following fields:
1. Product and period costs, and their use in costing systems. Different costs for different purposes. Cost allocation
2. Order costing (job shop & batch) and process costing
3. Absorption costing, variable costing, and throughput costing.
4. Activity-Based Management: The concept of activities and processes. Includes methods such as Activity-Based Costing and Activity-Based Budgeting
5. Planning and Decision Making. How information is used for decisions. Cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, investment analysis, and cost estimations are explained.
6. Evaluating and Managing Performance. Standard cost analysis, "The Balanced Score card" and Kaizen costing. The importance of time, quality, and customer profitability is stressed.
A first level course in Industrial Management (e.g. ME1000 “Industrial Management”, or ME1300/ME1003/ME1004/ME1001 or equivalent.
Exemption for those students in program CMATD, who have read the course MH1021 in autumn 2009 or 2010.
Industrial management, basic course or equivalent.
”Den nya ekonomistyrningen”. Ax, Johansson and Kullvén. Liber ekonomi, latest edition.
- SEM2 - Seminar, 2.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN2 - Examination, 4.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
ITM/Industrial Economics and Management
Thomas Westin, email@example.com, +46 8 790 80 04
Thomas C Westin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The second level course ME2028 Behavioural management control” follows directly from this course.
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Spring 09.