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ACCT411 Literature Review

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This paper involves guiding students through a literature review on a topic of their own choice.

Literature Review course will expose students to a wide cross-section of accounting literature and guide them on how to write a literature review for a journal article, research project, or a dissertation. This course is suitable for students who intend to do a research degree, Honours, Postgraduate Diploma, or Masters with a research component.

Paper title Literature Review
Paper code ACCT411
Subject Accounting
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,113.72
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,177.04

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B/B+ average for 300-level Accounting papers is required.

Teaching staff

Professor Ralph Adler and Dr Sriya Kumarasinghe

Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through lectures.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
A key outcome of a university education is learning how to think. This course teaches students how to think by presenting a structured philosophical framework for critically analysing the theoretical arguments of others, as well as developing and defending one's own arguments. Critical analysis skills are not only essential for a research career, but are also important in a management career, a professional career (especially management consulting), and even ordinary life. Indeed, the applications of a proper university education are limitless. Being able to think critically equips one with the means to improve the quality of one's own work, as well as the work of colleagues.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22