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BUSS4112: Accounting Honours A

This unit aims to add breadth and depth to students' appreciation of both (a) the range of topics encompassed within contemporary accounting research and (b) the range of research methods and methodologies used by Accounting researchers. It does so by training students to critically evaluate advanced research on topic areas such as financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, information systems and data management, intellectual capital, accountability, the interaction of accounting with capital markets (including earnings management and use of accounting numbers in financial analysis), public sector accounting and management, and critical accounting research.

Code BUSS4112
Academic unit Accounting
Credit points 6
Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
BUSS4001 and BUSS4113

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the diverse research approaches in key accounting topic areas in financial accounting and management accounting
  • LO2. understand how different philosophical assumptions lead to different research questions and research design
  • LO3. develop a good understanding of contemporary research questions and focus.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.