Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VFTF01 overlaps following cours/es: VFT045. Compulsory for: L3. Course coordinator: Senior Lecturer Åsa Hansson,, Real Estate Science. Assessment: Written examination, one in economics and one in business administration. Parts: 2. Further information: The course is taught in Swedish. Home page:

The aim with the course is to provide students with the necessary knowlegde and skills required to analyze issues and problems in economics and business administration. The course also provides students with skills necessary for subsequent studies.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

In economics, we study incentives behind and the results of individuals' choices in the society. In microeconomics, we study how the allocation of scarce resources is solved in a market economy under different institutional set-ups. Particular focus is given to the microeconomic tools such as opportunity cost, equilbrium, and the models for consumers' and producers' choices. In macroeconomics, we study how the economy function on a aggregate level. Particular focus is given to long-run economic growth and business cycle fluctations.

In business administration, we study firms' goals, conditions under which they operate, and tools. The main focus is on external accounting and business account analysis.

Frank, Robert H., "Microeconomics and Behavior", McGrawHill
Olsson, J. & Skärvad, P-H., "Företagsekonmi 100", Liber-Hermods.
Arvidsson m.fl., Den nya affärsredovisningen - Övningsbok, Liber
Jochumzen, P., LärLätt Makroekonomi, Studentia
Complementary materials provided by the department.


Code: 0110. Name: Economics.
Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Economics.

Code: 0210. Name: Business Administration.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Business Administration.