- Code BUSN8007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Accounting & Business Info Syst
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Hai Wu
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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This course is about financial reporting, but not how to report or account for activities. Two key features of the syllabus are the explicit linkage to the research literature and the emphasis on empirical evidence. The adopted approach is largely based on the economics of accounting and finance. The course also aims to introduce students to the theoretical and practical skills required to conduct their own empirical research.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of the course students will have:
- read widely within the literature concerning the information content of published financial statement and the use of accounting information in contracting
- demonstrated an understanding of the key issues presented in the above literature and the implications of these issues for accounting research and practice
- developed rudimentary empirical research skills
See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.
- Practical Research Assignment 30%
- Seminar Report and Discussion 25%
- Participation in Seminar Discussion 15%
- Final Exam 30%
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 12 hours a week (including non-teaching weeks) to completing the work. This will include attending classes, course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Students should have successfully completed a unit in financial accounting, a subject in quantitative methods or statistics and a unit in corporate finance (or equivalent). Students with no finance background who elect to study this course will need to devote extra study time to enhance their understanding of the basic principles of finance (particularly financial asset valuation).
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1851||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|