BEC-10306 Introduction to Business Economics

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture24
Practical24
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. J Sok
Lecturer(s)dr. M van der Voort
dr. J Sok
Examiner(s)dr. J Sok

Language of instruction:

Dutch

Continuation courses:

BEC-22806 Accounting

Contents:

This course gives an overview and insight in the basic concepts and methods in business economics, including the fields of (1) management accounting and control, (2) financial management and (3) financial accounting. Discussed in these different fields are:
Ad 1) cost and value concepts, cost calculation and planning and control;
Ad 2) investment selection, capital structure and financing;
Ad 3) financial reporting and profit calculation.;
Applications are among others in the agribusiness and the food industry.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand the basic concepts of and methods in business economics;
- apply these concepts and methods on firms in the food supply chain.

Activities:

- lectures;
- (computer) practicals;
- self study and case study.

Examination:

Written multiple choice exam (100%).
A premium arrangement based on casework is offered (maximum 1.0 grade point).

Literature:

Blommaert and Blommaert. (2016). Bedrijfseconomische analyses: Bedrijfseconomie vanuit management perspectief. 8ste. druk, Noordhoff Uitgevers, ISBN 9789001867232
Blommaert and Blommaert (2016). Bedrijfseconomische analyses: Bedrijfseconomie vanuit management perspectief / Opgaven 8ste. Noordhoff Uitgevers ISBN 9789001867225
Handouts, cases and exercises

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc5AF