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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

ACCT581-17S (NET) - Professional Development Capstone (2017)

Introduction

Credit points

20.00

Calendar description

The objective of this paper is to help students develop critical thinking and sound analytical skills about the past, present and future of accounting theory and practice. This paper covers key theoretical positions underlying the practice of accounting as well as key factors effecting the development of the profession. The principles of Treaty of Waitangi, Ethics, CSR, globalisation and current issues will be examined with a particular emphasis on both theoretical and practical issues.

Handbook description

The objective of this paper is to help students develop critical thinking and sound analytical skills about the past, present and future of accounting theory and practice. This paper covers key theoretical positions underlying the practice of accounting as well as key factors affecting the development of the profession. The principles of Treaty of Waitangi, ethics, CSR, globalisation and current issues will be examined with a particular emphasis on both theoretical and practical issues.

Extended Information

Before you complete your university education this Capstone Paper will encourage you to think broadly about the role of Accounting in society today. In will help you develop critical thinking skills. It will encourage you to think about how you will best fit in to the extant business world, whilst recognising that the business world requires improvements in some areas. You must consider how to promote change in the most effective ways in order to help create a ‘better’ business world, and society. The Paper requires you develop a philosophical approach to evaluating ethical business practices. It will inspire you to ask ‘why’ questions, and not just learn ‘how’ to become another accountant in an imperfect business world.