ACCTN301-21A (TGA)

Capstone in Accounting

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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The objective of this paper is to help students develop critical thinking and sound analytical skills about the past, present and future of accounting theory and practice. Various approaches to the development of theory in general and accounting theory in particular will be critically examined and different schools of thought in the field of accounting research will be covered. The paper also aims to make students familiar with theoretical and practical issues, and controversies in accounting.
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Paper Structure

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This course has four hour class contact sessions per week.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking about the past present and future of accounting practice and theory.

    Students will be able to demonstrate sound analytical skills around current issues and controversies in accounting.

    Students will be able to demonstrate professional and ethical awareness.

    Students will be able to use past exemplars to analyse current theoretical and practical issues.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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The format for the sessions will typically be two hours of formal class (all together followed by splitting into two concurrent tutorial streams.




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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test One
30 Mar 2021
2:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Test Two
6 May 2021
4:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Test Three
3 Jun 2021
4:00 PM
20
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
4. Essay
3 May 2021
8:00 AM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Tutorial Work
20
  • In Class: In Tutorial
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Davey H. (Ed) (2015).Current Issues in Accounting, South Melbourne: Cengage Learning.

Readings List :

A significant number of readings and videos are available via a link within the Moodle page for this paper.

https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/57A1BF31-20E2-E4EB-45F0-785F3C293E1A.html?lang=en-US&login=1

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A substantial number of texts and other materials are on desk copy. If you wish for any others to be added please see me well before key dates with the FULL details and they will be added to the list.
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Recommended Readings

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Reading List

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Other Resources

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A number of readings are available via paper resources (in Moodle).

A substantial number of texts and other materials are on desk copy. If you wish for any others to be added please see me well before key dates with the FULL details and they will be added to the list.
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Online Support

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If you require online support for Moodle please email helpdesk at itshelp@waikato.ac.nz
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Workload

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Four hour class contact sessions per week, as this is a 15 point course your total commitment for the course should be in the region of 200 hours.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Note any linkages to other papers where the linkage is of importance.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ACCT202 or ACCTN202

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ACCT301, ACCT401

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