MAA763 - Governance and Fraud
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
MPA701 or MAA717 or MPA751 or MPR751
Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
This unit will provide a theoretical and practical understanding of corporate governance, fraud and forensic accounting. The first aim is to develop understanding of best practice in corporate governance focussing on the board of directors, board committees, executive compensation, auditing, ethics, corporate social responsibility, systems of risk management and control. The second aim is to develop understanding of the nature of fraud and apply theories and techniques relevant to preventing and detecting fraud. Students will review and analyse the nature of forensic accounting with a focus on forensic fraud investigation. Theoretical explanations will be supported by findings from empirical research.
Written Assignment 1 (individual) - 2000 words – 20%
Written Assignment 2 (Individual) - Case Study Analysis 3000 words – 30%
Examination (2 hours) – 50%
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.