MAA310 - Accounting and Society

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

MAA301

EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Christine Contessotto (Trimester 1 and Trimester 2), Edwin Lim (Trimester 3)

Prerequisite:
  • For students who commenced the following courses prior to Trimester 1 2016: D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366, D388, M307, M300.1
    Pre-requisite: MAA201 or MAA260 or MAA363 plus MAA250 and MAA262
  • For students who commenced the following courses from Trimester 1 2016: D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366, D388, M307, M300.2
    Pre-requisite: Must have passed MAA261, MAA262, MAF203, MAA250, and MAA363
  • For students in other courses:
    Pre-requisite: MAA201 or MAA260 or MAA363 plus MAA250 and MAA262
Corequisite:
  • For students who commenced the following courses prior to Trimester 1 2016: D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366, D388, M307, M300.1
    Co-requisite: Nil
  • For students who commenced the following courses from Trimester 1 2016: D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366, D388, M307, M300.2
    Co-requisite:  MAA303 and MLC301
  • For students in other courses:
    Co-requisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

MAA301

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration

Content

This unit examines the role of accountants in society. Students apply selected accounting theories to explain accounting choices and organisational outcomes. Authentic contemporary accounting and societal issues are considered. The unit takes a problem solving approach requiring students to apply critical thinking skills to real life issues, to make and justify their evaluations and decisions. The aim is to encourage integration and consolidation of key concepts covered in prior units and to focus on current topical issues to assist students in transitioning into the work environment.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) Report - Evaluation of a contemporary issue (2000 words) 20%

Assessment 2 (Group of 5) Business Project - involvement/discussion/presentation throughout activity (in person for on-campus students, via skype/BB Collaborate for cloud students) 30%

Assessment 3 (Individual) Video interview (max 10 minute duration)  20%

Assessment 4 (Individual) Case study - timed assessment (2 hours) 30%

Hurdle requirement: Submit all assessment tasks and receive a minimum grade of 40% for each task.

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