Scientific Challenges within Management Accounting


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this module is to allow students a unique opportunity to explore and conduct academic work. The module aim at students that want to test, and extend, the boundaries of Management Accounting knowledge. This module provides a unique opportunity for students that want to test and expand their knowledge, competences, and skills in a research setting.

The module result in a written product where the student explicate the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired. The written product can either be in the format of a project or a research article. The student is appointed a supervisor.

Learning objectives


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • a relevant and contemporary scientific issue within management accounting.
  • how to apply relevant methods to analyse the chosen scientific issue.
  • how to structure scientific data and analyse it according to the chosen method and theory.   


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills to:

  • frame and analyse a relevant and contemporary scientific Management Accounting issue.  
  • situate finding(s) within a contemporary scientific management accounting debate.
  • construct trustworthy and rigor academic arguments about how the empirical and/or theoretical findings adds to the management accounting domain.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences to:

  • access relevant and contemporary Management Accounting literature in a structured way.
  • present and discuss scientific literature and data in accordance with the relevant scientific principles.
  • reflect critically about the link between methods, theory, and findings and engage in a scientific discussion about these.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examScientific Challenges within Management Accounting
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Group exam with a maximum of four students. Students can also write the project alone.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVidenskabelige problemstillinger inden for økonomistyring
Module codeKAØKS202220
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities