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  • Accountants
  • Entrepreneurs
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  • Managers
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Beginner Level

Approx. 4 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Accounting and Business

5 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.1 Module Introduction; Nature of Accounting5m
1.2 Inter-relationship amongst accounting, business and society6m
1.3 Forms of Businesses11m
1.4 Shareholders, managers and directors of a limited liability company9m
1 reading
Assessment Critieria5m
1 practice exercise
End-of-Module Quiz 130m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

The Accounting Profession and Roles of Accountants

4 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
2.2 Regulatory framework of accounting4m
2.3 Mainstream practices of accounting6m
2.4 Other types of accounting practices5m
2 readings
Regulatory units of different countries10m
Websites of the "Big Four" CPA firms10m
1 practice exercise
End-of-Module Quiz 230m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Ethics and Accounting Profession

5 videos (Total 26 min), 2 quizzes
5 videos
3.2 Ethical decisions in practice7m
3.3 Personal vs Business Ethics5m
3.4 Professional Ethics1m
3.5 Accounting as a profession and the related code of ethics2m
2 practice exercises
Ethical decision making practice - Ford Pinto Case30m
End-of-Module Quiz 330m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Corporate Governance (CG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

5 videos (Total 31 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
4.2 Latest development of CG practice and reporting10m
4.3 Key areas of CG practices4m
4.4 Roles of CG practitioners4m
4.5 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and values to business5m
1 practice exercise
End-of-Module Quiz 430m

Instructor

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Dennis Chan Suk Sun

Associate Professor of Business Education
Department of Accounting

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