Department of Business Administration
Dean:Dr. Jón Þór Sturluson
Email:vd@ru.is
Website:http://www.ru.is/vd
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MSc in Innovation Management - 90 ECTS
Semesters:3
Years:1
ETCS:90
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Degree titleMSc in Innovation Management
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Haustönn/Fall 2022
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More infoFundamentals in Tourism and Hospitality ManagementElectiveV-704-FTHMECTS 7,5
More infoFinancial Reporting and Accounting Standards IElectiveV-705-FIR1ECTS 7,5
More infoAuditing, Auditing Standards and Ethics in Accounting and AuditingElectiveV-706-AUD1ECTS 7,5
More infoStrategic ManagementCoreV-712-STJOECTS 7,5
More infoOrganizational PsychologyElectiveV-715-ORPSECTS 7,5
More infoAdvanced Business InformaticsElectiveV-725-ABINECTS 7,5
More infoStaffing: from recruitment to terminationElectiveV-730-STRTECTS 7,5
More infoLabour lawElectiveV-731-LALAECTS 3,75
More infoChange management and leadershipElectiveV-736-CMLEECTS 7,5
More infoInternational MarketingElectiveV-736-INMAECTS 7,5
More infoFundamentals in Accounting and FinanceElectiveV-737-FAFIECTS 7,5
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SemesterFall 2022
Level of course5. Second cycle, intermediate
Type of courseElective
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleNo schedule found.
Lecturer
Heiðrún Ingrid Hlíðberg
Content
The course will cover fundamentals of financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance. While financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance information is immensely valuable for every organization and manager, the course also discusses the assumptions behind this information and their limitations. The course will focus on the interrelationship between financial reporting, management accounting and corporate finance for decision making, and recent developments in performance measurement. It will link theory with practical examples and case studies drawn from real business situations across a wide range of manufacturing, retail and service industries.

This course is only available for students who enroll in the master’s programs in Business Management, Human Resource Management and Organizational Psychology, Innovation Management, Marketing, and Tourism and Hospitality Management but have less than 30 ECTS credits in business administration finished in previous studies.
Learning outcome - Objectives
Knowledge. Collection of facts, concepts, theories and techniques acquired by students. The student should have a fundamental understanding of:
- The concepts, methods and tools of financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance and their importance for every manager in an organization
- How these tools and methods are used by different managers in an organization
- How financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance affect decision making and management behaviour
Skills. The ability to apply knowledge to different tasks related to financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance. The student should:
- Be able to critically read and understand financial statements and to understand and recognise where the information in financial statements come from
- Perform cost analysis, cost allocations and determine cost behaviour
- Perform basic financial valuation of business projects
- Design and construct simple forecasts and budgets as well as conduct variance analysis

Competences. The ability to apply knowledge and skills. The student should:
- Identify and assess the accounting and management accounting systems of companies
- Evaluate the link between decision making, financial accounting, management accounting and corporate finance
- Evaluate the suitability of different methods and approaches of management accounting and corporate finance
- Be able to prepare reports (in English) for managers which are based on financial accounting information, management accounting information and corporate finance information to support managerial decision making
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Language of instructionEnglish
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