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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Accounting, Sustainability and Society
Module Code AC500
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Caroline McGroary
Semester 2: Caroline McGroary
Autumn: Caroline McGroary
Module TeachersPatrick Mulcahy
Barbara Flood
Caroline McGroary
Michael Farrell
Amanda Heeney
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The purpose of this module is to give students an overview of societal and professional issues that are not central but relevant to a postgraduate programme in Accounting. Speakers from a range of disciplines and industries will give a talk on their life work. Students are encouraged to ask questions of guests and avail of the opportunity to learn from their experiences. Attendance at the talks is mandatory.

Learning Outcomes

1. To explore the importance and dynamics of teamwork.
2. Determine current issues of concern to a range of professional accountants, business and not for profit professionals.
3. Critique societal and professional issues as they relate to a range of guest speakers.
4. To investigate student fears of public speaking and develop strategies to cope with fears identified.
5. To determine what makes a good presentation and the effective and efficient use of powerpoint as an aid in presentations.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture10Guest lecture speakers
Independent Study99Students own independent study and learning
Lecture8Module co-ordinator's lectures
Assignment Completion8Preparation for presentation
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Topical issues in accounting in business
Topics addressed are at the discretion of guest lecturers.

Skills development
Development of Transferable and interprsonal skills.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MBSMSc in Accounting
    Date of Last Revision19-APR-10

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