MAA310 - Accounting and Society


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

For students who commenced the following courses prior to Trimester 1 2016: D301,  D321, D322, D325, D338, D366, D388, M300.1

Pre-requisite: MAA363 plus MAA250 and MAA262

For students who commenced the course between Trimester 1 2016 and Trimester 3 2021:
Pre-requisite: Must have passed MAA250, MAA262, MAF203, and MAA363

For students who commenced the course from Trimester 1 2022:
Pre-requisite: Must have passed MAA262 and MAA363


For students who commenced the following courses prior to Trimester 1 2016: D301, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366, D388, M300.1
Co-requisite: Nil

For students who commenced the course from Trimester 1 2016: 
Co-requisite: MAA303 

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour on-campus seminar each week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 X 3 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week

In-person attendance requirements

There is a compulsory attendance requirement for all students in weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6 


In this unit, you will explore the role of accountants in society. You will apply selected accounting theories to explain accounting choices and organisational outcomes and consider authentic contemporary accounting and societal issues. In the unit we take a problem-solving approach requiring students to apply critical thinking skills to real life issues, to make and justify their evaluations and decisions. The aim is to encourage integration and consolidation of key concepts covered in prior units and to focus on current topical issues to assist students in transitioning into the work environment.




Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 40% of the marks available on assessment tasks 2, 3 and 4, to evidence minimum proficiency in the aligned accounting discipline learning outcomes included in this unit. Successfully complete the professional literacy module to gain access to the assignment dropbox. 


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