|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 May 2022|
Co-requisite: ACC3116 and ACC3118
One of the essential elements in the real world is the ability to solve unstructured, multi-disciplined accounting problems. This course integrates elements of the accountancy discipline to allow students to focus on developing graduate capabilities using an Inquiry Based Learning approach. The course content involves students in learning through projects and case studies to be based on authentic business problems and issues that as graduates they will face in the world of business. The course material requires students to work both individually and collaborate together in teams, to research and gather information, form conclusions and write reports. Consequently, this course helps ensure students are better prepared for the various situations they will face in their accounting career as corporate managers or accounting practitioners.
While the accounting profession and professional bodies, such as CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), traditionally place a high emphasis on technical skills, for example knowledge, problem solving and analytical skills, these bodies now require graduates to possess additional skills. Graduates are expected to be able to work in a team, identify and use ethical decision-making tools for practical problems, and exercise judgement and the professional skills of self-management and reflective practice. Further, graduates need to be able to communicate effectively with various stakeholders using different media and use reflective practice to foster self-management.
The proposed course will provide USQ graduates with an opportunity to achieve learning outcomes that will prepare them for their professional program studies or their career in business or practice.
This course provides students with an opportunity to apply their accounting knowledge to solve authentic business case studies. Students, working as individuals, or in collaborative teams, will use self-management and judgement skills to derive ethical solutions to current business and accounting scenarios and communicate resolutions to various stakeholders using different media. Students will research, gather information, form conclusions and write reports. This course integrates elements of the accountancy discipline to allow students to focus on developing graduate capabilities through case studies and their reflections.