Contemporary Research Issues in Accounting (CRIA)

Course description

This course aims to develop the student’s ability to construct accounting research problems. The course offers a basis for the student to critically evaluate principles and assumptions underlying accounting research and gives an introduction to different kinds of accounting issues, illustrated with examples from the following research areas:

  • Auditing

  • Management Accounting

  • Accounting and Everyday Life

Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. Understand and describe key themes in contemporary accounting research.
2. Understand and explain the basic theoretical perspectives of the course literature.

Skills and abilities
3. Demonstrate skills and ability to discuss and problematize theoretical issues in accounting research both orally and in written form.
4. Demonstrate ability to link and juxtapose theories of accounting research in the development of new research problems.

Judgment and approach
5. Developing a reflective approach to accounting by critically examining earlier research problems and findings.

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Course title:
Contemporary Research Issues in Accounting
Semester: Autumn term 2019
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: FE4427



Course coordinator:
Toivo Lepp
Head of course:
Charlotta Bay
Charlotta Bay
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