Teaching

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Teaching is a major activity of any academic. Teaching enables us to influence the thinking of the next generation of managers and thereby, hopefully, improve the management practices of tomorrow.

Currently the majority of my teaching focuses on the links between management, decision making and information technology. Below are some of my past and present teaching engagements:

Strategic Management Accounting (2010 – 2017)

This course focuses on some of the links between management accounting, strategic management and decision making. The main themes of the course are strategic cost and profitability analysis, integrated performance management, motivation and design of incentive systems, and forecasting and budgeting (Postgraduate course at Reykjavik University, Iceland, 7,5 ECTS)

Accounting Information Systems (2007-2014)

Developments in information technology and accounting information systems, requires employees with knowledge of how information systems and accounting unite. This includes e.g. accountants, controllers, consultants and auditors. The aim of this course is therefore to give an overview of the issues that arise when companies select, implement, develop and use accounting information systems (Postgraduate course at Reykjavik University, Iceland, 7,5 ECTS)

Management Accounting Project course (2010 – 2015)

In cooperation with selected Icelandic companies and public authorities, the students of this course will address a specific aspect of management accounting within the selected case company and evaluate it regarding e.g. potential for improvement, need for new methodologies, comparison to best practice, test of alignment with strategy etc. Students are required to produce a report containing the results of their analysis as well as anchor the project in academic literature (Postgraduate course at Reykjavik University, Iceland, 7,5 ECTS)

Management Accounting and Finance (2007 – 2015)

The planning, management and control of the financial aspects of companies are key features of management in private as well as public organisations. This course provides mature students with different backgrounds and experiences with a management focused and application-oriented understanding of the basic concepts of management accounting (MBA course at Aarhus university, Denmark, 5 ECTS).

Advanced Business Informatics (2010-2012)

This course aims at exposing the student to certain information technology themes as well as apply these concepts in an Icelandic setting. These themes included the utilization and development of IT in small and medium sized companies; the successful application and development of IT through business related IT strategies, and how th einternet technologies, networks, mobile platforms and distributed computing (e-technologies) are transforming business and governmental services (Postgraduate course at Reykjavik University, Iceland, 7,5 ECTS).

Corporate Performance Management (2009- 2011)

The course focuses on different types of performance management approaches, implementing and integrating these in operative, tactical and strategic management, how these processes can and must be supported by information technology and what changes this can lead to in management processes such as human resource management, information management, strategic planning, operation management and logistics (Postgraduate course at Reykjavik University, Iceland, 7, 5 ECTS).

Business Intelligence and Analytics (2009- 2011)

The contents of the course focus on providing the student with a framework in which to understand decision support and business intelligence solutions. Based on textbook readings, cases and projects the student learns to apply this framework. The course will focus on generic approaches to decision support and business intelligence but will also include sessions where vendors of different decision support and business intelligence solutions demonstrate their solutions as well as sessions with companies describing their experiences with implementing decision support and business intelligence (Postgraduate course at Reykjavik University, Iceland, 7, 5 ECTS).

Management Accounting (2000 – 2005)

This course focused on giving undergraduates an overview of main practices in management accounting including cost accounting, financial control and budgeting (Undergraduate, Aarhus University, Denmark 6 ECTS)

Accounting Information Systems (2001 – 2007)

Developments in information technology and accounting information systems, requires employees with knowledge of how information systems and accounting unite. This includes e.g. accountants, controllers, consultants and auditors. The aim of this course is therefore to give an overview of the issues that arise when companies select, implement, develop and use accounting information systems (Postgraduate course at Aarhus School of Business 7,5 ECTS).