Advanced Financial Accounting Research

Subject ACCT90036 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twelve 3-hour seminars offered over the year.
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 160 hours.


Acceptance into the PhD program or as approved by Head of the Department.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject provides a rigorous review and critical analysis of the theory and methodology underlying economics-based empirical research in financial accounting.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate critically the theoretical frameworks used in empirical financial accounting research;
  • Recognise and understand key research design features of current empirical financial accounting research; and
  • Critically assess research design choices in the context of specific research questions in financial accounting.
  • A 1000 word assignment, due at the mid-point of the seminar program (ie after 6 of the 12 seminar program has been completed) (20%);
  • Class participation in each seminar - Students are expected to attend all seminars. Student input at seminars must contribute to class learning, demonstrate understanding of key concepts and show that appropriate pre-reading has been completed (20%);
  • Completion of a 4000 word research project, due at the conclusion of the seminar program (60%).

Note: Due dates for this subject will not conflict with due dates for ACCT90011 Special Topics in Accounting, ACCT90037 Advanced Management Accounting Research and ACCT90038 Analytical Accounting Research

Prescribed Texts:

Selected readings, Department of Accounting.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
  • High level of development: collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.
  • High level of development: synthesis of data and other information; use of computer software.
Related Course(s): Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics
Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics

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