Syllabus for Financial Accounting with Applied Business Analysis

Affärsredovisning med tillämpad företagsekonomisk analys


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2FE944
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Business Studies G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2014-09-10
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-05
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2021
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements
  • Responsible department: Department of Business Studies

Learning outcomes

Having completed the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • have a good understanding of the structure of the accounting system and the value bases used in accounting standards
  • have a basic understanding of how accounting information is produced and used
  • be able to identify and book basic business events
  • be able to prepare a basic financial statement
  • be able to apply financial measures on accounting data in order to describe profitability, liquidity and financing of a company
  • apply basic knowledge in business administration to compile, analyse, critically evaluate and integrate information in a business studies practice.


Initially in the course we study financial accounting through discussion of basic concepts such as assets, liabilities, equity, income and expenses. The relationship between profit, assets and liquidity is especially noticed. In parallel, the principles behind dual accounting and account plans are introduced. The principles are exemplified by commonly occurring business events. Accounting reports, such as financial and annual reports, are also central to the course. Therefore, we also study how these reports can be analysed to describe the company's profitability, liquidity and financial situation. Furthermore, how their design is affected by legislation, accounting standards, accounting principles and valuation methods.


The course is given in Swedish. Teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars and group work. This is a campus-based course, but also web-based tools are included. Information on various activities such as assignments and submission dates can be found in the course manual available on the website of the course.


The students will get one single grade, equivalent to 7.5 credits.

Examination takes place on an ongoing basis through various examination elements in the form of exams, assignments and group work. The final grade is set by weighing the examination elements. More detailed information on how the weighing is done can be found in the study guide which is published on the website of the course. Final grade for the entire course is given with Fail, Pass or Pass with distinction.

Ongoing examination means that assignments and tests must be completed within the framework of the duration of the course.

For students who have not received a passing grade for the course, there is the opportunity to be examined without re-registration via a make-up exam.

If there are special reasons, the examiner may make exceptions to the specified examination method and allow a student to be examined in another way. For example, special reasons may be given for special educational support from the university coordinator.

Uppsala University does not accept cheating and plagiarism. Students who are suspected of being involved in any form of cheating and / or plagiarism are reported to the principal. The disciplinary measures are a warning or suspension of studies for a limited time.

NOTE: Only completed courses can be included in the degree.

Other directives

This course replaces/overlaps among others the following basic courses in business studies: Accounting 2FE154, Accounting A 2FE153, Financial Accounting 2FE151, Business and Markets II 2FE008, Business and Enterprise I 2FE015, Business and Enterprise II 2FE016, Economy, Accounting and Analysis 2FE024, 2FE032, Business Economics 1TG010, Business Studies A/B 2FE025, Management Accounting and Control in Private and Public Organisations 2FE017, Accounting 2FE155.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Marton, Jan; Sandell, Niklas; Stockenstrand, Anna-Karin Redovisning : från bokföring till analys

    5 uppl.: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022

    Find in the library


  • Marton, Jan; Sandell, Niklas; Stockenstrand, Anna-Karin Redovisning - Övningsbok med fullständiga lösningar

    5 uppl.: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022

    Find in the library

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