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BX3012 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject critically examines issues in financial accounting research and practice. Controversial issues in financial accounting that have been debated over the years will be critically evaluated in this subject. This subject is designed to provide a foundation for students to understand and participate in debates on important issues in financial accounting. This subject will also provide increased coverage of key areas of financial accounting such as accounting for foreign exchange and leases.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop skills which allow critical examination of important contemporary financial accounting issues;
  • appraise theoretical and practical aspects of alternative accounting models for profit and capital measurement in times of changing prices;
  • appraise alternative accounting theories and policies;
  • illustrate various methods of accounting appropriate for industry types, foreign exchange and leases;
  • apply analytical skills.
Prerequisites: (BU1002 OR BU1902 OR CO1101 OR CO1002) AND (BX2011 OR CO1003 OR CO1001)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO3011 CO3013

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Karen Ness
Lecturer: Dr Dale Wadeson.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 02-Apr-2015
Coordinator: Karen Ness
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 13-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Karen Ness
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 10-Dec-2015
Coordinator: Karen Ness
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Karen Ness
Lecturer: Ms Ratna Devi.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Karen Ness.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (20%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Karen Ness.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (20%); online quizzes (20%).

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