2021 Methodology of Corporate Management and Finance II

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Sengoku Shintaro 
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Course description and aims

This course provides students with a basic knowledge on analysis of corporate strategy, financial analysis, assessment of corporate future and financial statements. Fundamental structure and features of financial statements are explained, then it is developed to practices of corporate assessment using information of financial statements.
The aim of this course is to understand a framework of corporate analysis based on data of financial statements, and develop basic knowledge of students for an assessment of corporate management and corporate values.
This lecture series aims to understand analytical methods of corporate strategies and the concept and significance of managerial accounting to nurture basic knowledge of business analysis and planning.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand analytical methods of corporate strategies,
2) Understand the concept and significance of managerial accounting,
3) Nurture the basic knowledge of business analysis and planning.


Corporate strategies, managerial planning, managerial accounting, KPI, governance

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Explain basic knowledge of corporate strategies and management accounting then develop its applicability through case studies and group discussion.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Lecture outline, the definition and target of managerial accounting, the theory and practice of managerial accounting.
Class 2 Mid/long term-management plan: part 1 A flow of management strategy planning, key frameworks and its application.
Class 3 Mid/long term-management plan: part 2 A case study
Class 4 Short term-execution plan: part 1 A flow of business planning, key framework and its operation.
Class 5 Short term-execution plan: part 2 A case study
Class 6 Execution and control: part 1 The outline of execution and control, the operation of KPI, cost reduction activity.
Class 7 Execution and control: part 2; Summary and discussion The transition of business models, influence and issues in practice, perspectives.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Distributed in the class

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Brewer, P. C., Garrison, R. H., Noreen, E. W., Liu, H., & Wang, M. (2007). Introduction to managerial accounting. McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 9780073527079.

Assessment criteria and methods

Proactive participation in the lectures, contributions to the lectures and the quality of the quarter-end practice are to be evaluated. Details are to be informed of in the first lecture.

Related courses

  • TIM.A401 : Methodology of Corporate Management and Finance I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Taking 'Methodology of Corporate Management and Finance I' (TIM.A401) or acquiring an equivalent level of knowledge is strongly requested.


This lecture plan is a model case. Please check the lecture schedule of each academic year.

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