ME1040 Industrial Management for Biotechnology 4.0 credits

Industriell ekonomi för bioteknik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course focuses on basic concepts and models to understand and handle economic, organisational and management issues in technology-based and industrial activities, as an engineer.

Module Calculation

  • C/I analysis.
  • Product calculation
  • Capital budgeting

Reporting and the company's funding

  • Book-keeping and accounting
  • Annual report and financial analysis
  • The company's funding

The course consists of lectures and calculation exercises and is examined through a written examination. During the course, a number of optional assignments are given that can give bonus points on the first regular examination:

  • Three optional quizzes (one per module)
  • An optional business simulation
  • An optional project task (in pairs)

Intended learning outcomes *

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

  1. select, interpret and use economic calculations as a basis for decision-making in different business situations.
  2. understand the basic principles of book-keeping and accounting
  3. compile and analyse financial reports at a basic level

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

General entry requirements.

Recommended prerequisites

None in addition to the specific prerequisites.




Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • KON2 - Written test, - credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • KON3 - Written test, - credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written exam, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: 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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

See the course syllabus.

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Decided by the examiner.


Mohammad Akhbari

Further information

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ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Additional regulations *