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MAA310 - Accounting and Society

Unit details


2017 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
EFTSL value:


Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

F Fallon (Trimester 1), L Lombardi (trimester 3)


Must have passed five units in MAA261, MAA262, MAF203, MAA250, MAA303, MAA363, MLC301



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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 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) Self reflective video presentation (8-10 minutes) 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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