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CO5123 - Advanced Issues in Accounting

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject is particularly useful for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Accounting, Graduate Diploma in Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration or Master of Professional Accounting Advanced but would be of value to other postgraduate students.

This subject critically examines current issues in financial accounting with respect to measurement and reporting. Academics and other accounting researchers and professionals try to resolve current financial accounting issues both nationally and internationally and develop new techniques and understandings in order to improve practice. Controversial issues in financial accounting that have been debated over the years will be critically evaluated in CO5123. This subject is designed to provide a foundation for students to understand and participate in debates on important issues in financial accounting as well as gain a good comprehension of the accounting treatment and reporting of various issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • provide a foundation for students to understand and participate in debate on important issues in financial accounting;
  • enable students to develop skills which allow critical examination of important contemporary financial accounting issues;
  • further develop students' analytical skills;
  • enable students to acquire knowledge and develop approaches to the treatment and reporting of issues faced by reporting entities.
Prerequisites: CO5117
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO5104

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturer: Mr Douglas Dunstan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments (25%); quizzes and tests as per subject outline -test covering initial topics covered early in offering (20%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturer: Mr Douglas Dunstan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments (25%); quizzes and tests as per subject outline - tests covering initial topics covered early in offering (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturer: Mr Daniel Ong.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments (25%); quizzes and tests as per subject outline -test covering initial topics covered early in offering (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments (25%); quizzes and tests as per subject outline -test covering initial topics covered early in offering (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Ms Karen Ness, Dr Sandra Wallace
Lecturers: Dr Kelvin Kuan, Mr Vivek Chopra.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments (25%); quizzes and tests as per subject outline -test covering initial topics covered early in offering (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Dr Dale Wadeson
Lecturers: Dr Kelvin Kuan, Mr Vivek Chopra.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments (25%); quizzes and test as per subject outline -test covering initial topics covered early in offering (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Ms Karen Ness
Lecturer: Mr Vivek Chopra.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments (25%); quizzes and tests as per subject outline -test covering initial topics covered early in offering (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.