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Area/Catalogue
ACCT 5015

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
012986

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

The aim of this course is to extend students' ability to research and critically analyse financial accounting and corporate reporting theories and their application to controversial accounting standards and practices.

Course content

Financial accounting theory, normative theories of accounting for price changes, positive accounting theory, reactions of capital markets to financial reporting, theories in accounting, corporate social and environmental reporting, regulations of financial accounting and standard setting and the conceptual framework for financial reporting, earnings management, earnings quality and discretionary accruals, corporate governance and corporate failure, and accounting and ethical action.

Textbook(s)

Deegan, C (compiled by Shauki, E) 2015, Contemporary Issues in Accounting M, Custom Edition, McGraw Hill, North Ryde, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
ACCT 5013 Advanced Accounting

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 30 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Research assignment 4000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2.5 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Research assignment 4000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2.5 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Research assignment 4000 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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