Faculty of Business and Law
Assessment Task ACC30008 Accounting Theory Semester 1, 2020
Written Assignment (Research Assignment)
Associated Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO’s)
| Unit Learning Outcomes 2 and 5 will be assessed: 2. Evaluate and discuss whether information provided in financial reports is useful to investors and creditors.
5 Research, analyse and discuss complex contemporary financial accounting issues, formulate well-reasoned and coherent arguments and reach well- considered conclusions in relation to those issues.
|Group or Individual task||
|Submission details/form||Submissions should be made online through the Canvas assessment submission system (via Turnitin)|
|Word count||2000 words (+/- 10%) excluding executive summary, tables/figures and references.|
The assessment task requires students to survey the relevant academic literature, extract and analyse data from an archival database, and communicate the key findings.
In addressing Unit Learning Outcomes 2 and 5, the following generic skills are developed:
- problem-solving skills
- analysis skills
- communication skills
- ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
The research for this task can be undertaken from Week 2 of the semester. Agency theory is the most applicable theoretical framework for this assessment.
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