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Strategic Cost Management

Summer School of , 10 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 3 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1704 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 680 EUR


The course aims at providing the student with an understanding of how management/cost accounting information can support the key strategic management issues and processes in an organization. The course shifts the perspective of cost analysis from a tactical and short-run focus to strategic and long run issues. The relationship between cost analysis and strategy is established by using different strategic management tools. Drawing upon strategic management concepts, the course analyses business problems from a financial perspective, and attempts to establish relationship between cost analysis and strategic management concepts like; value chain analysis, strategic positioning analysis, and cost driver analysis, thereby culminating into the theme of Strategic Cost Management (SCM). SCM evolves as a supporting tool for decision makers involved in planning and implementing organizational strategies. Primarily, the course attempts to make students appreciate the strategic alignment of cost accounting information.  

About the Degree

This is a summer course that counts 5 or 10 ECTS. 


  • You must be enrolled in a university programme at the time of the AU Summer University
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at the Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme
  • The application deadline is March 15th


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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 24


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