Courses & Units

Accounting Perspectives and Research BFA715

Hobart

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Introduction

Accounting Theory is an advanced unit that seeks to provide students with an understanding of historical and contemporary issues that have influenced and continue to influence the development of accounting thought and underlie practice that has developed. Accounting theory has developed with three main perspectives, the descriptive or positive, the normative and the critical viewpoints. Based on these theoretical perspectives this unit will examine current issues such as social and environmental accountability, the ethical and global dimensions of accounting and the political context within which accounting policy decisions are made and links to corporate governance. The unit will take a research focus in that research skills will be built and practically developed, and the work of researchers in accounting will be discussed. The tutorial program will take a student focused approach.

Summary

Unit name Accounting Perspectives and Research
Unit code BFA715
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr Jing Jia

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 2019: $2,611.00 080101

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

BFA605

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 3-hour weekly workshop (13 weeks)

Assessment

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Textbooks

Required

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