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This capstone subject provides the opportunity for students to prepare for professional careers that will integrate their knowledge across the sub-disciplines of accounting (which may include financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and accounting information systems) by examining actual case studies and arising current events that cross sub-discipline boundaries. Students will draw on the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in their coursework program to conduct research, develop findings, make recommendations, complete an in-depth investigation into an accounting topic of interest. The subject is application-oriented with a focus on group-based activities and developing written and oral communications skills expected by employers and clients and that are essential to a successful professional career.
Intended learning outcomes
Apply professional judgement, including identification and evaluation of alternatives, to reach well-reasoned decisions/solutions based on relevant case facts and contexts
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Critical thinking, specifically in relation to the appropriateness of different accounting tools and technologies for meeting the needs of different stakeholders;
- Evaluation, analysis and interpretation of case-based information;
- Problem solving skills, specifically in relation to solving performance management and behavioural problems in different organisational contexts;
- Source, synthesize and evaluate in a scholarly way, relevant literature relating to a particular topic within the accounting discipline;
- Application of theory and analysis to real-world contexts;
- Oral and written communication skills;
- Collaborative learning and team work.
Last updated: 26 March 2020