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Accounting Theory and Accountability (BUS310)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
SGP1: TMB-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Develops higher-level analytical and critical thinking skills in the accounting domain. Topics include accounting theories, triple bottom line, measurement systems and the importance of understanding user needs and company impediments to financial reporting. The unit emphasises the acquisition of fundamental problem solving and communication skills and the link of governance, financial reporting and accountability to the fast changing corporate business environment. Corporate governance, ethics and innovation issues are also explored.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Assessment Oral Presentation 10%
Group Case Report 15%%
In-class tests
(2 x worth 10% each) 20%
Final exam 55%
Prerequisites BUS217 Technology and Accounting Processes.
Notes Trimester offerings for this unit at Singapore (SGP1) are taught in intensive mode.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Accounting Theory and Accountability (BUS304) - as for BUS310 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability Not available this year
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week
Assessment Workshop participation 5%
Group presentation 10%
Case Study Report 15%
Test 20%
Final Exam 50%
Prerequisites BUS285 or BUS217 Technology and Accounting Processes
Exclusions Students who have completed BUS310 Accounting Theory and Accountability may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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