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MAA763 - Governance and Fraud

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

P Carey

Prerequisite:

MAA702 or MAA716

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 3 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

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.

Assessment

Written Assignment 1 (group 2/3 students case study) 3000 words 30%, Written Assignment 2 (individual research paper) 2000 words 20%, Examination 2 hours 50%, 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
$1283$1283$2962$3697

* 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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