MAA906 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2024.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in M800, M820, M900


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MAA428
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 (recordings provided) each 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.

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