Case Study - Task Details
Due date: Week 10, 15/05/2018, 11:55pm
Submission: via iLearn.
Estimated student workload: 15 hours in total
Task Overview: From the case, students will answer the questions uploaded on the Unit’s iLearn.
1. Comprehensiveness of case analysis
2. Support of case analysis with evidence
3. Overall clarity
Refer Case Study Marking Rubric.
Deliverables: 1 x case analysis report (Approximately 3000 words excluding references).
Formatting: Standard 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing, side margins 2.5cm wide.
Referencing: All sources (ie the work and ideas of others) cited and referenced using a standard referencing system.
Preparation: In order to complete this task and understand its requirements you may attend week 8 open consultation on case study, either via email or face-to-face meetings with the UC. Take careful notes of the discussion and analysis of the case conducted by the Unit Convener.
Your Case Report MUST include the following FIVE sections:
Section 1: Abstract – this opening section briefly describes the case, your analyses, the approach you used to respond the case questions, research you undertook to study additional material/resources to analyse/respond case questions, reflect on the NEW skills and knowledge you have learned from this case. Please note that this is NOT an executive summary – write this section as your “self-reflection” in your (own) words. This section should not exceed 300 words.
Section 2: Introduction – in this section: (i) provide the overall summary for the case and background information about the industry described in the case; (ii) describe the environment/context of the case organisations/industry, major players, its accounting & auditing practices, its corporate governance & culture, and ethical foundations within the industry; (iii) describe the specific issues/challenges you identified which arose within the industry described in the case. You may include tables, figures, sidebars, charts and graphs to highlight key points.This section should not exceed 500 words.
Section 3: Responses to the Case Questions – this section is heart of your submission document. In this section provide response to each question (discretely). These questions will be uploaded on iLearn by the Unit Convener in week 6 of the session. In each question you are required to construct an argument about various situations and critically analyse the role of an accounting professional in those situations. Do NOT simply describe the situation or case or merely repeat information from Section 2. Limit descriptions to the Introduction Section. Specific details will vary according to the case question being analysed and the information necessary to support your argument. It is expected that you will undertake some research to construct and support your arguments. This section should not exceed 1850 words.
Section 4: Conclusion - provide overall conclusion of the case in this section. Conclude this section by evaluating the impact of the issues/challenges highlighted in the case (both positive and negative), discuss lessons learned from the case, and the steps to be taken to avoid issues/challenges as faced by other similar organisations. This section should not exceed 350 words.
Section 5: References – provide a list of additional resources/material (ie journals, websites, books etc) you used to write case analysis and responses to the question. Your case analysis may also be supported by material presented by the industry partners (if any) and academic and industry sources. Limit your list to a maximum of 10 references. There is no word limit for this section.
Review your work. Make sure the structure of the paragraphs and sentences is clear. Fix spelling and grammatical errors. Make sure you have cited and referenced accurately.
Submit your case analysis report to turnitin via iLearn. No multiple submission or resubmission allowed.
Extensions: No extension will be granted
Penalties: Late submission will be penalised at the rate of 20% (of total available marks) per day from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Week days and weekend days are included in the calculation of days late. No case will be accepted after the one-week period.