You are required to demonstrate your understanding of your chosen accounting theories to matter current to the approved corporation by reference to published material from the corporation and other related sources.
Task Details: Choose a firm from a list of corporations provided by your lecturer / tutor, then find a news piece related to your chosen firm’s issues. Pick one of the following issues: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Capital Market Reactions (CMR). Identify and rationalise with appropriate accounting theories, the motive, effectiveness and impact of the firm’s CSR/CMR disclosures in addressing these issues. Based on the case findings, groups must make recommendations on CSR/CMR reporting at the corporation level as well as at regulatory level. Emphasis must be given to effectiveness of CSR/CMR disclosures.
Group Presentation: Groups are to present their analysis and findings/ conclusions in a professional 5 (five)-minute video presentation. Presentations should be a critical analysis covering the main theory elements of the course - not just presenting a factual story - reference to corporate reports and other material is encouraged. Information can be covered in any order in the presentation, but should contain elements of the course. It is strongly recommended that groups prepare their presentations well in advance of the presentation date, and make some effort to review their video presentation. This will improve the presentation overall, and give groups a chance to improve and time manage their presentations. Videos may be prepared using any available platform such as iMovie, MovieMaker, Prezi and others. Students are reminded that extensive use of third-party video materials in their video presentations may increase the risk of plagiarism.
Research Requirements: Students need to support their analysis with references from the text and a minimum of ten (10) suitable, reliable, current and academically acceptable sources - check with your tutor if unsure of the validity of sources. Groups seeking Credit or above grades should support their analysis with increased number of reference sources comparable to the grade they are seeking.
Weekly Progress Report: Your lecturer / tutor will assign each student and group specific weekly targets. All students must demonstrate to their lecturer / tutor each week (weeks 7 to 9) that their tasks are on schedule. The purpose is to ensure students do not leave the task till the last minute.
Group Report: 2500 + 10% word report format - Word .doc or .docx. Title page, executive summary, table of contents, appropriate headings and sub-headings, recommendations/findings/conclusions, in-text referencing and reference list (Harvard - Anglia style), attachments if relevant. Single spaced, font Times New Roman 12pt.
Video Presentation: 5-minute video presentation in class supported by appropriate visual aids. Presentations will be timed - groups going over 5 minutes will be asked to stop - this will affect marks, as will presentations that are too short (under 4 minutes) or too long (over 6 minutes). All group members must participate.
Weekly Progress Report 5%
Students are required to view and keep a log for submission of at least 10 videos from the YouTube Channel link for Top Videos. This must be provided to your tutor prior to week 10.
Please subscribe to the channel and then click on the bell symbol for notifications as videos are constantly being uploaded to the channel. As a record of your weekly progress report you will be expected to view and post comments on the videos you have viewed.
Group report: 10%
Research - extent and application 30%
Report content 20%.
Total mark will be scaled to a mark out of 10 subject marks.