2023 unit information
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour seminar per week
This PhD unit introduces students to a review and critical analysis of research in financial accounting. In particular, this subject explores the dominant theories and methodologies adopted in contemporary financial accounting by analysing economics-based empirical research. Topics reviewed include the role of earnings in security valuation, earnings quality, earnings management, accounting disclosure and the role of regulation, institutional factors in accounting. In addition, this course also specifically focuses on social and environmental accounting, accounting ethics as well as critical perspective in accounting. The unit provides a bridge to advanced research.
Critically analyse and evaluate current issues in financial accounting research.
Comprehend, discuss and apply fundamental theories and methodologies to financial accounting research.
Appreciate the linkage between research findings and policy-making.
Communicate the results of research and analysis in both verbal and written form that meets acceptable academic standards.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
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