Management Accounting & Controlling

  • European Master in Health Economics and Management
Course unit code
  • EU-HEM-M3.4
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 3
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Williams David
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Having completed the module, students
    • Will understand the legal framework for financial reporting standards.
    · Will understand the importance of control as a management and management support tool with special reference to the following aspects, which are presented with the help of practical examples:
    - Focus on cost and managerial accounting, especially on full and variable accounting
    - Select operative analysis tools
    - Integrated planning and budgeting
    · Are prepared to apply this knowledge in practice.
    · Are able to classify and systematically record the financial transactions of a business.
    · Are familiar with accounting regulations and the individual steps of preparing an annual financial statement.
Mode of delivery
  • -
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • Legal basis and principles of external accounting
    Financial statement analysis on the basis of manage-ment ratios
    Quick test for an initial assessment of an enterprise's financial stability and earning power
    Financial and earnings analysis
    The role of the controller
    Operative (budget) cost, revenue and profit accounting - an important basic tool for the controller
    Integrated planning and budgeting
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work. Virtual meetings will be a combination of live sessions and recorded lectures. In person classes will consist of lectures, group work and group facilitation related to a project and budgeting.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English