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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus HU1001 (Autumn 2016–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Business calculations and decision models, here applied in an engineering reference environment
  • Apply calculations in excel

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Construct and solve an advanced short term calculation with some free capacity including two variables (products) and several constraints
  • Write out and implement different kinds of cost allocations methods
  • Construct models for investment decisions: Net Present Value, Annuity, and Internal Rate of Return
  • Carry out a cost variance calculation
  • Solve a computer aided linear model for optimizing, so-called Linear Programming
  • Design problems and make decisions in the form and with the help of decision matrices and decision trees
  • Divide a given company´s vision in a balanced scorecard where targets, crucial success factors and measures gives concrete meaning in daily personell activities
  • Choose and justify for when different types of calculations are appropriate

Course Disposition

Laboratory work

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The course ML1030, Industrial Economics and Organisation, or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Andersson, Göran, Kalkyler som beslutsunderlag, 2013, ISBN 9789144080963
Andersson, Göran, Kalkyler som beslutsunderlag - övningsbok, 2013, ISBN 9789144081380

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed examination (6 cr)
Passed laboratory work(1,5 cr)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HU1001

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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