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Unit details

MAA310 - Accounting and Society

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

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


MAA201 or MAA260 or MAA363



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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 3 minutes or Group of 2 students 5 minutes) - Video presentation - 10%

Assessment 2 (Individual or Group of 2 students) - Written assignment: individual (2000 to 2500 words), group of 2 students (3500 to 4000 words) - 30%

Examination 2 hours - 60%

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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