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ACCT411 Literature Review

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 Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,163.90
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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

Teaching staff

Professor David Lont

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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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41