TØS410 - Management Accounting in Technology-Based Firms


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Basic accounting skills
Basic financial statement analysis skills
Basic understanding of cost structures
Traditional costing
Activity-based costing
Short- and long-term decision making
Target costing, life-cycle costing and quality costs
Standard cost and variance analysis.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Able to explain main concepts and methods applied.

Skills: Being able to apply acquired knowledge in analyses and discussions.

General competence: Be able to critical reflect upon basic assumptions that the subject rests on.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, mandatory and voluntary assignments. The main part of the learning is based on the students reading the course material and doing exercises by themselves. Students are advised to read the course material and work with assignments prior to the lectures. There will be conducted two workshops applying a game-based simulator.

Further on evaluation

Supporting material allowed on exams: Approved calculator regarding NTNUs support material code B-D "specific basic calculator". Other calculators that are allowed in the course are: Casio FC-100V and Texas Instruments - BAII Plus.

Participation in business simulation is mandatory and must be completed in order for the candidate to qualify for the exam.

The course is only available to students who have a right to study at the Master's program in Technology Management at NTNU Business School.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Management of Technology (ØAMLT)

Course materials

Grunnleggende økonomistyring (siste utgave, p.t. 2. utgave) av Terje Berg. In addition, lecture notes and any other handouts.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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