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Unit details

MAA350 - Professional Ethics and Governance

Year2014 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 (Trimester 2), F Fallon (Trimester 3)

Prerequisite:

MAA260 or MAA363

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with:

Nil.

Contact hours:

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

Note:

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.

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- e-portfolio initiative - 20%

Part 1 (Group of 2 students) - Debate/presentation on ethical issues- 10 minute video presentation (10%)

Part 2 (individual) - Written reflection diary log - 800 words (10%)

Assessment 2 (Group of 2 students) - Case analysis written assignment (3500 words) - 20%

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
$1260$1260$2594$2754

* 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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