Management Accounting, Project Management and Innovation

  • Duration: Full semester
  • Fall semester, Exchange student
  • ECTS 7,5 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 15 May

About the programme

The candidate

  • is able to analyze the role of management accounting in the innovation process and take into account ethical concerns and challenges in relation to the project’s stakeholders.
  • is able to apply his or her knowledge of management accounting and project management to new areas to expand the scope of action and ability to balance various interests and concerns in both a short- and a long-term perspective.
  • is able to understand and promote a sound management accounting and organization of enterprise innovation processes.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic understanding of business economics.

Would you like to apply?

The course is available only for students coming from our partner institutions. Contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Please notice that applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Learning outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate has acquired the following learning outcomes:

 

Knowledge

The candidate

has advanced knowledge of central concepts of management accounting and control in projects, including the significance of management technologies in project management (k1)

has advanced knowledge of how management and management accounting in projects have evolved in a historical perspective (k2)

has advanced knowledge of the strategic and operational roles management accounting plays in the enterprise’s innovation processes in terms of the development of new processes, products and services (k3)

has advanced knowledge of the role of management accounting in projects involving considerable contextual and operational uncertainties (k4)

has advanced knowledge of how the management accounting of the project organization interacts with the enterprise at large and other stakeholders in the environment (k5)

has advanced knowledge of how management accounting has the ability to mobilize and apply resources in terms of human, relational, structural and intellectual capital in innovation processes (k6)

  

Skills

The candidate

is able to analyze and critically discuss different perspectives of  management accounting and project management (s1)

is able to analyze various project contexts and identify practical challenges for management accounting in general, as well as in the particular context of innovative development projects (s2)

is able to discuss and justify various strategies for management accounting in light of practical outcomes and success criteria, as well as innovation, relevance, efficiency, and new knowledge (s3)

is able to discuss and justify consequences of resource-based and performative perspectives on management accounting in innovation processes (s4)

 

General competence

The candidate is able to analyze the role of management accounting in the innovation process and take into account ethical concerns and challenges in relation to the project’s stakeholders (g1)

is able to apply his or her knowledge of management accounting and project management to new areas to expand the scope of action and ability to balance various interests and concerns in both a short- and a long-term perspective (g2)

is able to understand and promote a sound management accounting and organization of enterprise innovation processes (g3)

 

Content

The project as an organizational phenomenon and management accounting challenges

Management accounting in projects in a historic perspective

Management accounting in innovation and knowledge production

Uncertainty, risk and management accounting
Management accounting, success and evaluation

The context of management accounting in projects: the enterprise and its stakeholders

Alternative perspectives on management accounting: the Scandinavian approach

Research: enterprise knowledge and services in a project perspective, resource-based and performative views of intellectual capital

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Price

Free for Exchange students