Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following competencies:

Fact-based decision making competency

Resilience competency

SDG´s in focus:

1. No Poverty
8. Decent work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced inequalities
12. Responsible consumption & production

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:

You understand the fundamentals of financial
reporting practices. (Skills)

You understand the reporting requirements and rhythm. (Knowledge)

You have knowledge on Excel-functionality relevant in
financial reporting and have the skills to create reports
using a modern reporting tool. (Knowledge, Skills)

You develop a deeper understanding and learn how
to visualise financial data. (Approach)

Course contents

The course consists of lectures as well as
individual and group assignments.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

20 credits completed from the subject module.

Recommended or required reading

Lecture materials: posted on ITSLearning
Alexander, J. (2018). Financial Planning &
Analysis and Performance Management. Wiley
Chapters 1-11
Bernard Marr: Key Business Analytics. Pearson 2015
Part 3 Financial analytics
Bragg, S.M. (2012). Financial Analysis: A
Controller's Guide. 2nd ed. Wiley. ? Chapters 1 ?
2, 18

Study activities

  • Lectures - 21 hours
  • Individual studies - 114 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

3 quizzes: 5 points each = maximum 15 points
1 report/essay : maximum 5 points
Group assignment: maximum 30 points (minimum 15p to
pass the exam)
Exam (based on course literature): maximum 50 points
(minimum 25p to pass the exam)


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Broth Joacim

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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