Management Control Systems

7,5 credits

The overall objective of the course is to increase the capability of students to independently understand and critically assess how to design and use different concepts, models and methods of management control in different empirical contexts. The student is also trained to critical examine academic literature in the area.

The course analyses and problematizes management control in different empirical contexts and provides a research-based overview of concepts, models and methods in the area, as well as how organizations are controlled using both financial and non-financial information. The course addresses how management control can be understood both as part of the overall strategic management of an organization, as well as part of its operations and day-to-day planning. A central part of the course consists of how these different levels interact and depend on each other, and where the design of management control systems must be considered and understood in its broader organizational context.

Autumn 2023 (Campus based, Halmstad, 50%)


Basic level

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Entry requirements:

Business Administration 60 credits. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

Available for exchange students. Limited numbers of seats.

Start week:

week: 44

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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