Course name The basics of financial aspects in leadership
Course date 26.09.2022 - 18.12.2022
Institution XAMK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Business HUB
Teacher Xamk lehtori
Available for open UAS For Free
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 23.10.2022
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The basics of financial aspects in leadership

26.09.2022 - 18.12.2022

Course description


You are able to take into account the financial goals of a service enterprise and act accordingly from the leadership point of view. You are able to interpret financial information. You are able to utilize financial information in management decision making. You are able to apply the most common price setting methods.


How can the profitability of a service enterprise be affected? How does the price setting affect the profitability of an enterprise? What do financial statements indicate about the financial situation of a service enterprise? What kind of key ratios and indicators can be used in analyzing the economic situation of a service enterprise? What kind of calculations can be used in decision making?


The knowledge of the basics in accounting and leadership is recommended.

Assessment criteria

a. You can use professional vocabulary related to leadership in financial administration. d. You can evaluate operations considering leadership in customer, user, and other target group situations. e. You can choose the most appropriate models and methods and justify your choices.

THE EVALUATION DEPENDS ON: Quizzes and exam (100 percent), max 120 points.

The assessment is based on the total points collected by the student from the quizzes and exams. Ten topics; eight quizzes and two exams.

Grades: 1-5

120 – 108 points = 5 107 – 96 points = 4 95 – 84 points = 3 83 – 72 points = 2 71 – 59 points = 1 58 – 00 points = Failed

Course way of working and time table

Course and exam book: Bettner Mark S: Using Accounting and Financial Information, 2014. (The book is mandatory and available as an e-book from the XAMK’s Kaakkuri Library.)

(Extrabook (this book is not mandatory): Elliott, B. and Elliott, J. (2019) Financial Accounting and Reporting (19th edn), Harlow, Essex, Pearson Education Limited.

Texts/articles picked up by teacher.

The study material can be found on the Learn website of the course. The studies are based on material there or linked therein.

All the teaching to be given has been recorded and can also be found on the Learn website of the course.

Course info

The course is running 26.09.2022 – 18.12.2022.

The estimated time for completing this course is two months. The last enrolment day is 23.10.

The completion of the course is based on the student’s own active work; getting to know the materials and answering exams. Course schedules must be followed. The course completion is automated. Exams and quizzes on duty freely within the deadline. More detailed instructions on the course’s Learn website.