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ML1330 Financial Control in an Industrial Concept 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1330 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Short-term optimization through contribution calculation and linear programming
  • Distribution of indirect costs with cost price calculation and activity-based costing
  • Investment calculations
  • Deviation handling with standard costing and Earned Value
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Legal framework of external accounting
  • Legislation on sustainability reporting, GRI performance indicators and stakeholder engagement

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • formulate, choose and solve various advanced business calculations, such as short-term optimization, distribution of indirect costs, investment assessment, deviation analysis and result analysis
  • account for life-cycle assessment (LCA) as a method, and make arguments for its suitability
  • account for how sustainability aspects in industrial production relate to the activities of industrial companies, as well as their way of reporting

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Literature and preparations

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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


  • LABA - Laboratory work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 5.0 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.

Examiner determines, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities, about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. Examiner leaves admit other examination format at re-examination of occasional students.

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.

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Education cycle

First cycle

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