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Advanced Corporate Financial Reporting - FAC4865

Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To expose students to current core issues regarding corporate financial reporting theory on national and global scale, to aid a student with 1) broadening his/her knowledge in this field of study, 2) obtaining insight in related theoretical development and research processes, and to 3) develop a critical perspective on corporate financial reporting theory and the development thereof. A student is equipped to identify and analyse contemporary developments in the field of corporate financial reporting by building on the financial reporting skills mastered at undergraduate level. A student's ability to search for information and to present arguments in a logical, well-structured manner is enhanced by requiring research-based scientific essays. It is aimed to make a student aware of his/her responsibility to contribute to resolving theoretical problems in this field of study. The module encourages the identification of research problems that could be addressed at masters and doctorate level.