Management Accounting and Research Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Through a series of activities, the module prepares the student for the application of scientifically based research methods for use in the preparation of projects on a topic of their choice in the core areas of financial management.

Thus, the paradigms of the philosophy of science are taken as a starting point and the student becomes familiar with argumentation theory and what it means to theorise, as well as at what levels theory can arise. The student is introduced to a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods in business economics in general and financial management specifically.

Learning objectives


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

  • how projects in a professional context are led from the idea phase to the elaboration of solution proposals.
  • approaches to learning and processes that motivate self-learning both individually and in a group context.
  • professional relevant theories and scientific research methods/paradigms in financial management to address relevant issues.


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

  • reflecting on and analyse a problem within the module on a theoretical basis.
  • selecting and explaining relevant theory and scientific methods and propose either practical or theoretical solutions to relevant problems on a scientific basis.
  • disseminate research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues on a scientific basis.


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

  • independently organise and implement projects addressing key issues within the module from the conceptual phase to the development of proposed solutions.
  • take responsibility for their own professional development and specialisation, both individually and in a group context.
  • practically and/or theoretically set out scientific methods of investigation and proposed solutions to a key problem within the module based on scientific analyses.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examManagement Accounting and Research Methods
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Group examination with max. 6 students. The student may also choose to write the project alone
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleØkonomistyring og videnskabelige metoder
Module codeKAØKS20223
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
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