1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
Assumed knowledge
A basic understanding of accounting and financial statements will be assumed
Course context
Associated majors: Business Studies; Management

Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelor of Government and Public Management
Topic description
This topic introduces students to contemporary issues in business and accounting that are both of a practical and theoretical nature, including social and environmental reporting and accounting, critical accounting theory, ethical decision making, codes of ethics, board structures and governance. The topic also develops generic attributes, including research skills, analytical abilities and presentation skills.
Educational aims
This topic aims to introduce students to contemporary issues and challenges facing business professionals today, and to develop research and presentation skills.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, students will be able to:
  • undertake a research project on a contemporary issue in business
  • present findings of their research in a professional manner
  • demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues faced by professionals
  • demonstrate an understanding of corporate governance systems and explain why governance is important to organisations