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MAA763 - Governance and Fraud

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

G Wong


MPA701 or MAA717 or MPA751 or MPR751



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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.

Unit Fee Information

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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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