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This subject will provide an opportunity for students to investigate a contemporary accounting issue. Under the guidance of the subject coordinator, working in groups, students will design and conduct an analysis of a contemporary accounting issue and communicate their findings in writing and in an oral presentation.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Synthesize and apply accounting professional literature to inform a contemporary accounting issue or problem;
- Use creativity and initiative to plan and execute an analysis of an accounting issue or problem;
- Analyse and evaluate the findings obtained from executing the analysis; and
- Communicate, in writing and orally, the implications of the findings for accounting practice.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Critical thinking, specifically in relation to the contemporary accounting issue examined;
- Source, synthesize and evaluate in a scholarly way, relevant professional literature relating to a particular topic within the accounting discipline;
- Problem solving skills, specifically in relation to planning, designing and executing the analysis of a contemporary accounting problem;
- Application of theory and analysis to real-world contexts;
- Oral and written communication skills; and
- Collaborative learning and team work.
Last updated: 2 December 2019