Strategic control 7.5 Credits

Strategisk styrning
Second cycle, R7010N
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2014 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 17 Jan 2014

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Business Administration
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of at least 180 ECTS, major in either business administration, psychology or sociology.

More information about English language requirements


Selection C

Course Aim
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to theorize and reflect upon the relationships between strategy, organization and management control. The student should also be able to theorize and reflect upon behavioural aspects related to management control. The student should critically assess the theories and models included in the course.

The course brings up theories of Management Control in a broader sense and from different perspectives. It deals with both the managing of an organisation and the managing within an organisation, the latter on various organisational levels. The strategic Management Control will be studied and linked to management philosophy and business development.

Lectures, lessons, seminars and work shops.

The examination is assessed in performances at work shops and the compulsory sessions, in compulsory case studies (assignment reports) and take-home examination. The course awards the grades pass with distinction (VG) pass (G) or fail (U).

The course can not be included in a degree together with the course R7003N.
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than five days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Anders Nilsson - Professor

Literature. Valid from Spring 2014 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Macintosh, N.B. & Quattrone, P. (2010). Management accounting and control systems: an organizational and sociological approach. (2. ed.) Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

0001Required assignments/written exam7.5U G VG

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in Fronter two weeks before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. Some courses will use LTU:s new learning plattform Canvas. You will find Canvas from the studentportal.


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