Introduction to Financial Accounting

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIA0301
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: as
Teacher Team: Kallenberg, Niklas
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2009   1 autumn   2.0   2009-08-24   2009-12-19  
T-IB-2009   1 spring   3.0   2010-01-04   2010-06-18  
T-IB-2010   1 autumn   2.0   2010-08-24   2010-12-18  
T-IB-2010   1 spring   3.0   2011-01-05   2011-06-17  
T-IB-2011   1 autumn   2.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
T-IB-2011   1 spring   3.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
T-IB-2012   1 autumn   2.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
T-IB-2012   1 spring   3.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
T-IB-2013   1 autumn   2.0        
T-IB-2013   1 spring   3.0        
IB-2014   1 autumn   2.0        
IB-2014   1 spring   3.0        
IB-2015   1 spring   5.0        
IB-2016   1 spring   5.0        
IB-2017   1 spring   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student understands the basic principles and procedures related to fundamental financial accounting as well as indirect taxation. He is able to record, measure and report the financial performance and status of the firm.

Student's Workload

Class teaching: lectures/ exercises 64 h. Independent studies: Theory reading 20 h, independent studies and reflection 38 h, preparation for examination 20 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No pre-requisits needed


Basics of accounting: entities and balance sheets. Income measurement: the accrual basis. The recording process: journals and ledgers. Accounting adjustments and financial statement preparation. Accounting cycle: recording, formal presentation and major elements of basic financial statements.

Regional Impact

There are various companies operating in the region and suitable cases used in classes.


International learning environment with international examples and cases

Recommended or Required Reading

- Lecture material
- Black Geoff. 2005. Introduction to Accounting and Finance. Prentice Hall.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, exercises in excel, independent studies.

Assessment Criteria

5. Student knows how to apply the field related knowledge broadly and assesses the applicability of the information critically. Knows how to analyze, evaluate and implement the development needs of the field in a customer-oriented way.

3 Student knows how to apply the field related knowledge broadly and professionally in diffrent situations. Knows how to choose and apply models critically and in a customer-oriented way in practical development work.

1 Student knows how to apply the field related knowledge broadly in diffrent situations. Knows how to use appropriate models independetly, diversly and from a customer-point of view in practical development situations.

Assessment Methods

Examination, independent task. Assessment on scale 0-5.