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Bachelor Thesis - Advanced Managerial Accounting and Real Investment Theory

Introduction

The participants shall analyse a real problem from a real firm, and give their advice as to the decision to be taken. The Bachelor’s Thesis in Business Economics can be considered as a report, produced by the use of well-known economic models. The challenge will, in all essentials, consist of how to:

  • Use the economic models correctly
  • Collect information and to analyse, to be able to use as correct data as possible
  • Discuss the models’ answers, and how to take in consideration the models’ weaknesses and other decision -relevant factors, typically qualitative factors, not taken account of in the models
  • Present a proposal for decision, discussion of the proposal and, what next?

Examples of relevant approaches to problems are:

Accomplish a cost analysis regarding an activity, a series of activities, a department, a customer, a product or another relevant cost object, as a foundation for a proposal related to:

  • Cost efficiency
  • Profit considerations
  • Outsourcing

Accomplish a real investment analysis, using a multi-period model. Examples of relevant problems are:

  • Expansion or reduction decisions
  • Outsourcing decisions
  • Efficiency decisions

Accomplish a valuation of a firm, or parts of a firm, related to:

  • Sale
  • Quotation
  • Generation change

Course content

The participants shall analyse a real problem from a real firm, and give their advice as to the decision to be taken. The Bachelor’s Thesis in Business Economics can be considered as a report, by the use of well-known economic models. The students must by themselves find a relevant sponsor and a relevant topic, contact a relevant firm and decide the nature of the problem. The topic must be relevant in the sense that it is natural to use theory and methods lectured on in BST 9502, Business Economics.
The Bachelor’s Thesis shall end with a proposal for a decision related to a real problem.

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