MAA310 - Accounting and Society

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, S, W, X), trimester 3 (B, X)

Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

L Lombardi


MAA201 or MAA260 or MAA363



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour lectures, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week


Online teaching methods require internet access.  Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit examines accounting as a social construct and the role of the accounting profession in society, accounting theory approaches, and various accounting issues that stem from these areas. Some of the key areas include positive and normative accounting theories, corporate social reporting arguments, international accounting issues and other contemporary issues in accounting in a broader sense.


Written Assignment (Individual or Group/2 students) 3000/4500 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Hurdle requirementachieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

From Trimester 3 2013:

Assessment 1 (Individual 3 minutes or Group of 2 students 5 minutes) - Video presentation 10%

Assessment 2 (Group of 2 students) - Written assignment - 4000 words 30%

Examination 2 hours 60%

Hurdle requirement achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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