Checking date: 10/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Management Control
Bachelor in Finance and Accounting (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 399 - Estudio: 201)

Coordinating teacher: NUÑEZ NICKEL, MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Business Administration Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Cost management
Knowledge: Students will be exposed to the foundations of information used by management in control. Skills: - Ability to make decisions - To achieve the result by autonomous ways, but sharing them through the relation and discussion with other students. - Flexibility to fit the different models to the business reality Attitudes: - Ethic behavior in accounting - To defend the own choices - To accept the focus from other partners, but maintaining a critical attitude face these ones.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Topic 1. Controller, Ethics and control Topic 2. Types of Control (1) Topic 3. Types of Control (2) Topic 4. Performance Measures (1) Topic 5. Performance Measures (2) Topic 6. Responsibility Centres Topic 7. Transfer Pricing (1) Topic 8. Balanced Scorecard Topic 9. Budgeting (Variance Analysis) Topic 10. Applications/Evolution of Budgeting
Learning activities and methodology
Students as future managers will be trained in decision-making on management control. The methodology of teaching-learning for applying has three components: 1) Learning development through magisterial lectures. 2) Technical skills development through cases solved by the student, and explained and discussed in the group or in the classroom. 3) Solution and problems detection skill through the resolution of cases by the Harvard methodology and complementary activities. 4) Tutorials: group and individual, to reinforce the learning (every week).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Horngren et al. (coordinado por Susana Gago). Control de gestión y contabilidad directiva. Pearson education. 2014
  • Horngren et al. (coordinated by Susana Gago). Management control and Managerial accounting. Pearson education. 2014
  • Kenneth Merchant, Wim Van der Stede . Management Control Systems: Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Incentives. Pearson. 2020

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.