• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
    Transitional
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Commerce
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course BUSN4101
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
    Second Semester 2017
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Special topics are subject to confirmation by the relevant school. Please see the Program Convenors for further information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will have:

1. read widely within the literature concerning the information content of published financial statement and the use of accounting information in contracting;

2. demonstrated an understanding of the key issues presented in the above literature and the implications of these issues for accounting research and practice ;

3.    developed rudimentary empirical research skills. 

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Seminar Critiques and Presentation 40%
  • Practical Research Assignment 50%
  • Participation in Seminar Discussions 10%

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Workload

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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with BUSN4101

You will need to contact the Research School of Accounting to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

This course is only available to students enrolled in a PhD or MPhil in the College of Business and Economics. Enrolment must be approved by the Convenor of the program in which you are enrolled.


While there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, students are expected to 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). 

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2716 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7691 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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