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Financial Accounting Research (ACCT90019)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACCT90019
Semester 1
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This subject provides a rigorous review and critical analysis of the theory and methodology underlying economics-based empirical research in financial accounting.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Apply alternative paradigms to explain financial accounting practice;
  • Explain how accounting practice influences decision-making at marcro-economic and micro-economic levels;
  • Evaluate the role of accounting information in security valuation; and
  • Describe how accounting and accounting regulation impact upon firm value due to the use of accounting numbers in contracting and political processes.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Think critically about accounting choices and accounting regulations;
  • Evaluate the economic influence of accounting practice;
  • Think critically about potential motivations and consequences of accounting choices;
  • Apply alternative research methodologies in understanding global accounting practice;
  • Apply alternative statistical techniques to test alternative research questions; and
  • Utilize verbal and written communications.

Last updated: 11 January 2018