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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5437

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
165021

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

The course advances the development of professional values, ethics and attitudes. Contemporary and emerging global issues are explored to examine the business environment accountants may operate in. It offers challenges and opportunities presented by contemporary issues - such as operating in a carbon-constrained economy and in an environment of tight liquidity and dwindling resources. By using complex, real-life scenarios that highlight how professional values, ethics and attitudes underpin all facets of an accountant's world, it ensures professional accountants understand the importance of promoting the development of these traits. It will develop broader awareness of the origins and effects of contemporary and emerging global issues in the business environment.

Course content

The course integrates materials from the CPA Program Professional Level Contemporary Business Issues segment and prepares students for the CPA examination. Additional fees apply to this course; including the CPA Australia eligibility for membership assessment fee, CPA membership fee and CPA exam fee. Exam rules and regulations applied to the exam for this course will be those of CPA Australia.
The course contains the following topics:

  • The accountant as strategic business advisor
  • Global business context
  • Business crime: Investigation, detection and prevention
  • Financial reporting and beyond
  • Innovation and risk
  • Communication and technology

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have successfully completed 36 units (inclusive of credit or advanced standing) in the Master of Professional Accounting program and be a member of CPA Australia before enrolment in this course.

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

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
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Case study 1500 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Case study 1500 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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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