Contemporary Issues in Accounting PG (6228.5)
|HECS Bands:||2, 3|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Business School|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Habib KHAN (Ph: +61 2 62015839 ) ON-CAMPUS 2020 Semester 2 DR David CARTER (Ph: +61 2 62015793 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit provides a study of contemporary issues in financial and management accounting, perspectives on accounting regulation and public sector accounting, as well as providing a critical analysis of extant and alternative accounting systems. This unit provides a critical assessment of the role(s) and nature of accounting and the values and assumptions underlying accounting systems at both the micro and macro levels of society. It examines a number of sociological, political and philosophical studies that challenge more traditional images of accounting. It also explores interrelationships between accounting and the environment, ethics, industrial relations, management and social responsibility. Ethical issues are embedded throughout the unit.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the impact of historical, social and political contexts that impact upon the nature of accounting;
2. Critically examine and interpret contrasting theoretical perspectives that inform the nature of accounting and its role(s) in society;
3. Develop and demonstrate critical reading and creative and critical thinking in challenging the traditional presentation of accounting information through examining research literature;
4. Exercise judgment skills in defending a normative framework for accounting within which to evaluate existing systems and address practical problems, while addressing contrasting points of view; and
5. Critically evaluate different approaches to theory and research in accounting including positivism and critical theory in contextual areas including accounting regulation, social and environmental accounting, education and financial crises.
Normally 39 hours per semester.
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