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MAA310 - Accounting and Society

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

G Wines (Trimester 1), L Lombardi (trimester 3)


MAA201 or MAA260 or MAA363



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Video presentation (5-8 minutes) - 8%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - e-Portfolio (800 words)  - 7%

Assessment 3 (Individual) - Written assignment (2000 to 2500 words)  - 25%

Examination 2 hours - 60%

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

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