Postgraduate | UNE-MM467 | 2024
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Dive into ethics in the world of accounting and financial advice. Learn the major theories of ethics and investigate professionalism in the field.
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 21 Oct 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of major ethical frameworks, theories and concepts, and their application to issues in accounting and the provision of financial advice;
- demonstrate specialist knowledge of the content, application and values that underpin APES 110, the FASEA Code of Ethics and the requirements of due diligence and the best interest duty in the provision of financial advice;
- use cognitive and communication skills to apply relevant ethical frameworks, theories and concepts in order to critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise information drawn from a range of sources in order to solve complex problems in professional practice;
- work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and
- exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying, reflecting on, and responding appropriately to a range of ethical, cultural or social issues that arise in the context of accounting and the provision of financial advice.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
A strong and detailed understanding of professional ethics is essential for a career in accounting and financial advice. This subject will equip you with the essential knowledge you need to make ethical decisions and give you skills to help you stand tall in your profession. You will explore the major normative theories of ethics and deepen your understanding of ethical decision-making and reflective practice. By examining and discussing descriptive theories of ethics, you will gain insight into influences on ethical decision-making, including cognitive biases. You will investigate concepts of professions and professionalism, and analyse, compare and contrast the roles and contents of professional body codes.
Assignment 1: Online Quiz. 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 4;
Assignment 2: Written Task. 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-5;
Final Examination: 2 hrs 15mins. Assessment Notes: Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass or better in the unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-5.
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- Assignment 1 - Online Quiz (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Written Task (40%)
- Final Invigilated Examination (40%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting
Candidature in Master of Professional Accounting.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses