FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Business Administration

ACC 482 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Accounting Ethics Project
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ACC 482
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Case Study
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives This course provides students with the basic skills in planning, managing and controlling an accounting and auditing ethics project in interaction with the business world. All projects are supported by an academic advisor from the Accounting and Auditing Program. Students (individually or in a group) are required to prepare a project through field work, using their knowledge of accounting, auditing and ethics. Throughout the course of the project, students are required to make periodic reports and oral presentations in order to improve their communication skills. All projects will use the latest version of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants published by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) as the basic rule text.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants published by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
  • Analyze ethical dilemmas with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Model.
  • Learn the current ethical issues in both national and international areas.
  • Advance in preparing a comprehensive term project.
  • Develop decision making, personal and interpersonal communication skills.
Course Description This course consists of two parts. In the first part, students will learn about the ethical rules for accountants, and in the second part they will prepare and present a project on accounting and auditing ethics. Students will be supported by their academic advisors.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Meeting Session: Introduction to Accounting Ethics Attendance required - all students
2 Meeting Session: Overview of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, published by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Attendance required - all students
3 Meeting Session: Overview of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants published by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) - Use of the AICPA Model for the Analysis of the Ethical Problem Attendance required - all students
4 Distribution of projects - Determination of project requirements First meeting with academic advisor
5 Presentation of the Project Proposal - 10 min. Submission of the project proposal - meeting with the academic advisor
6 Preparing project Review of the proposals
7 Preparing project Meeting with academic advisor
8 Preparing project Meeting with academic advisor
9 Preparation of project progress report Meeting with academic advisor, progress report
10 Presentation of progress report - 20 min Meeting with academic advisor, deadline for progress report
11 Project performance management Meeting with academic advisor
12 Project performance management Meeting with academic advisor
13 Project performance management Meeting with academic advisor
14 Preparation of project report Meeting with academic advisor
15 Project presentation Deadline for submission of the project
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Ferrell, O.C., Fraedrich, John, and Ferrell, Linda (2008). Business Ethics, Ethical Decision Making & Cases, Boston, MA: Prentice Hall.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
80
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
4
56
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
1
65
65
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
169

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to solve problems with an analytical and holistic viewpoint in the field of business administration.

2

To be able to present the findings and solutions to the business problems in written and oral formats.

X
3

To be able to interpret the application of business and economic concepts, and philosophies at the national and international levels.

4

To be able to use innovative and creative approach for real-life business situations.

5

To be able to demonstrate leadership skills in different business situations.

6

To be able to interpret the reflections of new technologies and softwares to business dynamics.   

7

To be able to integrate knowledge gained in the five areas of business administration (marketing, production, management, accounting, and finance) through a strategic perspective.

8

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to business administration.

X
9

To be able to work efficiently and effectively as a team member.

X
10

To be able to have an ethical perspective and social responsiveness when making and evaluating business decisions.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the area of business administration and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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