ACCTN581-21G (NET)

Professional Development Capstone

20 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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Before you complete your university education this Capstone Paper will encourage you to think broadly and critically about the role of Accounting in
society and the impacts it has on society. It also will canvas the nature of the profession, governance and ethics, voluntary reporting, theories underlying accounting, the statutory environment and future directions.The influence of business practices on society grew hugely during the 20th century. In the latter half of the 20th century much effort went in to growing business units and financial performance. Questions were raised about such stress on financial performance on sustainability.

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Paper Structure

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The Paper is structured round the assessment items. These flow from the paper description above and require you to critically consider a number of issues. The paper is supported by a number of videos as well as the text book and links to a number of readings to help you on your way.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1 Identify and discuss elements of the statutory environment.
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  • 2 Analyse aspects of voluntary, and corporate social and environmental reporting.
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  • 3 Critically discuss the various theories that underpin accounting.
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  • 4 Critically discuss professional and ethical impacts on accountants.
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Assessment

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Your final grade will consist of coursework marks with no final examination: Internal Assessment/Final Examination 1:0

There are four assessment activities. These are advised below in the Components section.

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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. Online Posting
17 Nov 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Essay One
28 Nov 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Briefing notes
5 Dec 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Essay Two
15 Dec 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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Online Support

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Moodle Paper
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Workload

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On-line submission of assessment items.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ACCT572 or ACCTN572, ACCT573 or ACCTN573, ACCT574 or ACCTN574 and ACCT575 or ACCTN575

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ACCT581

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