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MAA350 - Professional Ethics and Governance

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

G Wong

Prerequisite:

MAA260 or MAA363

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with:

Nil.

Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

As a requirement of International Education Standard 4 released by the International Federation of Accountants, the unit develops students' appreciation of ethics and their ability to evaluate and apply ethical principles in the decision-making process in accounting and finance. Topics covered include: the nature of ethics; ethical factors influencing the performance of financial services; ethical theories and principles applicable to finance professionals; ethical decision-making models; ethical issues and conflicts of interest in the financial services industry; professional codes and workplace ethics; corporate social responsibility; principles of corporate governance; applying ethical decisions in case scenarios; and international business practices.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Video debate/presentation on ethical issues and evidence to support argument/claim (7 minutes) - 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - e-Portfolio written reflective assignment (1800 words) - 20%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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