BEC-10306 Introduction to Business Economics


Credits 6.00

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

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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:
- know the basic concepts of and methods in business economics;
- be able to apply these concepts and methods on firms in the food supply chain.


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


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


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

Compulsory for: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc5AF