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Contemporary Research Issues in Accounting

This course aims to develop the student’s ability to construct accounting research problems.

The course offers a basis for the student to critically evaluate principles and assumptions underlying accounting research and gives an introduction to different kinds of accounting issues in the following research areas:

  • Auditing
  • Management accounting
  • Financial communication
  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course work consists of a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and group assignments and requires a significant portion of self-study on the part of the student. Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different activities of the course.
    The course workload is 200 hours equivalent to 7.5 ECTS (40 hours per week equivalent to 1.5 ECTS).
    The language of instruction is English.


    Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different course activities. Each assessment task is weighted in relation to its importance in the overall assessment of the course. The student’s results from the different assessment tasks are added up to a total course score that will then translate into the final grade for the course.

    Assessment tasks
    The course contains the following assessments tasks for a possible total of 100 points:
    1. Written group assignments, attendance and active participation in the seminars.
    2. An individual essay.

    After completion of the course, students will receive grades on a scale related to the intended learning outcomes of the course. Passing grades are A, B, C, D and E. Failing grades are Fx and F. A grade Fx can be
    completed for a grade E.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Se litteraturlista i aktuell kursplan.

  • Contact

    Course coordinator:

    Head of course: Charlotta Bay