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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
LMU450 - Economy and organisation  
Ekonomi och organisation
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIELL
6,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 63111
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: C+
Minimum participants: 15
Maximum participants: 230
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0103 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   31 May 2022 am L,  08 Oct 2021 am L   23 Aug 2022 pm L  

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites


Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Use and explain basic economic concepts.
  • Conduct simple economic calculations.
  • Describe and analyze annual reports.
  • Perform basic investment calculations
  • On an elementary level understand what a market is and how it affects companies¿ possibilities to act.
  • Identify, describe and exemplify different basic concepts from the organization area.
  • Describe and explain communication and conflict solving methods in professional contexts.
  • Describe, and use, theories regarding group dynamics, in a professional context.
  • Describe, and understand, common change processes in organizations.
  • Relate to how organization and economic situations in an organization interacts.


This course consists of three parts containing.

  1. The first gives an overview of the prerequisites that makes a business possible, different business types, and organization of businesses.
  2. A second part is dealing with how groups work regarding norms, communication, conflicts, general management and change management.
  3. The third part is about how to model the economic aspects of the business. It contains how to account for results, investment accounting, an overview of product accounting etc.

The three parts ovelap with each other.


The course builds heavily on students taking active responsibility for their own learning.

Learning activities consist of lectures, exercises and seminars. Some activities are compulsory.

The lectures are designed primarily to introduce course areas to the student. The lectures only cover part of the entire course's theoretical content and student's active work is assumed.

Exercise sessions consist of more practical tasks (within organization , calculation
and interpretation of financial statements) to be resolved or processed
during the exercise. These exercises will provide a more practical picture of what the theory means. Exercises can be done by processing exercises , case studies ,
discussion / workshop on a particular issue or possibly role play.

Seminars aim at providing an opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge within the course areas through discussions.

The approval of compulsory exercises are both the presence and active participation of the student required.


To be decided

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination has two parts with one report to LADOK. The two parts is:

  1. Preparation and active participation in the compulsory elements, such as compulsory practice sessions and seminars,
  2. Reaching an approved grade on the final examination.

For a final approved grade is an approved mark in each of the parts needed. Grades are given in the scale TH (Fail 3, 4 or 5) based on the exam results.

All material and  content from lectures and exercises are grounds for examination.
Alternative examination methods may be applied.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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