CPA CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ISSUES

ACC5CBI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The CPA Contemporary Business Issues (CBI) subject examines a number of contemporary and emerging global issues in order to familiarise you with the business environment you are likely to be operating in as an accountant. More specifically, the aims of the subject are to: a) promote the development of professional values, ethics and attitudes by using complex, real-life sceneries that highlight how professional values, ethics and attitudes underpin all faces of an accountant's work; and b) develop awareness of the origins and effects of contemporary and emerging global issues that are affecting the business environment. CBI is an elective subject in the CPA Program.



SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Parkes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites WAM of 60% in the 8 of the 9 core MPA subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions All students enrolling in the CPA Professional subjects will be required to enrol concurrently with CPA in order to sit the CPA final exams, at their cost. The final exam for the CPA professional subjects is the official CPA professional accreditation exam set and graded by CPA Australia. Students failing to pass this exam on the first attempt will be offered a second attempt (at their cost) in lieu of a supplementary exam. Students enrolled in the course who fail to achieve the 60% WAM for 8 of the 10 core MPA subjects, will be able to transfer into the generic MPA degree. Students failing to satisfactorily complete all six CPA subjects will be able to transfer to complete the generic MPA, where completed CPA subjects will count towards the elective subjects of that degree.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificStudy GuidePrescribedCPA AustraliaCPA Australia
ReadingsBlended materialRecommendedLa Trobe UniversityLa Trobe University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Challenge assumptions about contemporary and emerging issues, and develop a professional curiosity and attitude towards addressing them appropriately

Activities:
Lecture/workshops and online material
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Develop a broader awareness of the origins and effects of contemporary and emerging global issues that are affecting the business environment.

Activities:
Lecture/workshops and online material
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Recognise the development of professional values, ethics and attitudes by using complex, real-life scenarios that highlight how professional values, ethics and attitudes underpin all facets of an accountants work

Activities:
Lecture/workshops and online material
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Appraise the effects that disclosure requirements will have on financial and non-financial reporting, and consider the overall impact that a shift towards non-financial sustainability and integrated reporting will have on organisations and accounting functions

Activities:
Lecture/workshops and online material
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 29-43, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Parkes

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 29 - 41
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 29 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour face-to-face lecture/workshop per week for 12 weeks plus online material from CPA Australia. Classes at 5pm (Monday-Thursday only)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Exam (3 hours 15 minutes)The CPA Program Exams are of three hours and 15 minutes. CPA Program Exams are Open Book. As this exam forms part of a professional qualification, the required level of performance is high. Candidates are required to achieve a passing scale score of 540 in all CPA Program exams/. Further information about scaled scores and exam results I available at cpaaustralia.com.au/cpaprogram.50 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Study Assignment (one, 1000-words)Students will conduct in-depth analysis of case studies and prepare a report which is to be submitted via LMS site. This assignment will assist students to prepare for the CPA final exam where case study analysis is an important element of the subject.20 01, 02, 03, 04
Online quizzes (Best 10 of 12, each MCQ will consist of 10 questions)Online quizzes will consist of MCQs to assist candidates to prepare for the CPA Final Exam.30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 08-23, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Parkes

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 08 - 20
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 08 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour face-to-face lecture/workshop per week for 12 weeks plus online material from CPA Australia. Classes at 5pm (Monday-Thursday only)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Exam (3 hours 15 minutes)The CPA Program Exams are of three hours and 15 minutes. CPA Program Exams are Open Book. As this exam forms part of a professional qualification, the required level of performance is high. Candidates are required to achieve a passing scale score of 540 in all CPA Program exams/. Further information about scaled scores and exam results I available at cpaaustralia.com.au/cpaprogram.50 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Study Assignment (one, 1000-words)Students will conduct in-depth analysis of case studies and prepare a report which is to be submitted via LMS site. This assignment will assist students to prepare for the CPA final exam where case study analysis is an important element of the subject.20 01, 02, 03, 04
Online quizzes (Best 10 of 12, each MCQ will consist of 10 questions)Online quizzes will consist of MCQs to assist candidates to prepare for the CPA Final Exam.30 01, 02, 03, 04