The course takes place in period

3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The student is capable of creating budgets:
Income, Balance, Cash-flow budgets.
The student is able to prepare good management
reports of outcome vs budget.

Learning outcomes

After the course the Student understands the
linkage between strategy, annual plans and
budgets. The student can prepare plans and
budgets and knows how to prepare informative
management reports of outcome vs. budget.

Course contents

Budgeting and Budgets:
Income statement budgets
Balance sheet forecasts
Cash-flow budgets.

Best practices of management reporting.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Business Administration,
Introduction to Financial Management, or
equivalent knowledge (needs to be discussed with
the examiner).

Previous course names

Managing Budgets and Projects

Recommended or required reading

The course literature is not limited to the
literature listed below. The student can freely
use alternative literature with similar

Budgeting Basics and Beyond
Siegel, Joel G.
Shim, Allison I.
PUBLISHER John Wiley & Sons
DATE PUBLISHED September 2011
available in libraries and on Ebook Central
(Arcada Finna)

Andersson, Kenneth. Budgetering: En
Introduktion. 3. uppl. Malmö: Liber Ekonomi,

Articles listed in the course material.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 18 hours
  • Practical exercises - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 50 hours
  • Individual studies - 52 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Individual hand-in assignment
* Preparing a budget for a business case
* Explaining and justifying choices and
solutions in the budget
* Answering specific questions asked in the
* designing a management reporting structure for
actual outcome vs. budget
* Failed assignment can be re-submitted
* Grade cannot be improved on afterwards
Missing a deadline will reduce the grade by one
Bonus points for attendance at lectures.


Puukko Linda


Puukko Linda

Group size

No limit (40 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-12-22 to 2022-01-06

Assessment methods

  • 2020-12-31 - Exams
  • 2020-12-31 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-01-20 13:00 - 14:45 Budgeting and Management Reporting Puukko Linda
2022-01-27 13:00 - 15:30 Budgeting and Management Reporting Puukko Linda
2022-02-03 12:30 - 14:30 Budgeting and Management Reporting Puukko Linda
2022-02-10 12:00 - 14:30 Budgeting and Management Reporting Puukko Linda
2022-02-17 12:00 - 14:30 Budgeting and Management Reporting Puukko Linda
2022-03-10 12:00 - 14:30 E385 Budgeting and Management Reporting Puukko Linda
2022-03-16 13:00 - 14:00 Budgeting and Management Reporting Puukko Linda

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