- Code BUSN8100
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Accounting
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Mark Wilson
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely
This is an advanced course that examines positive theories of financial reporting. Empirical research relating to the use of accounting in contracts, accounting discretion, and the relationship between accounting information and firm value is critically analysed. The course also examines the key theoretical perspectives essential to the understanding of empirical accounting research.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
This is an advanced course which examines positive theories of financial reporting. Empirical research relating to the use of accounting in contracts, accounting discretion, and the relationship between accounting information and firm value is critically analysed. The course also examines the key theoretical perspectives essential to the understanding of empirical accounting research.
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to further advance their research skill by taking undertaking directed studies in Commerce. At the end of this course, students should be able to\
1. understand and critically analyse contemporary theoretical and empirical research in financial accounting; and
2. demonstrate the ability to access, process and analyse data used in contemporary empirical accounting research.
Indicative AssessmentTypical assessment may include, but is not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s) as appropriate to assess the learning outcomes of the course.
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Accounting to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
This course is only available to students enrolled in a Doctoral degree within the College of Business and Economics. Enrolment must be approved by Convenor of the PhD program in which you are enrolled.
The prerequisite for this course is BUSN8007 Analysis of Financial Reporting or an equivalent subject taught within an Honours or Advanced Masters Degree. Students are assumed to have completed a course in quantitative methods or statistics and a course in corporate finance (or equivalent).
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