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This course will apply advanced theories and concepts from the field of auditing to a research question. The research question will be of practical application to professional practice in auditing. Students will explain and critique trends in auditing concepts and practice.
This course aims to:(a) provide students with an understanding of theories, methods, and current research in the field of auditing;(b) ensure students can draw on this advanced knowledge (from (a)) to explain and critique international trends in auditing regulations and practices, and issues that are of current concern to auditors and/or their stakeholders;(c) further develop the research, analytical, and communication skills of students as they design and conduct a research project in auditing. The material covered in the course will consist of a mixture of academic research, industry and regulator reports, professional promulgations, and practitioner articles. Where possible, students will be encouraged to make linkages between professional issues and related academic research.
Once students have successfully completed this course, they should be able to:1. discuss and debate, at an advanced level, auditing theory, methods and practices;2. identify, review and critically evaluate relevant auditing research;3. explain and critique international trends in auditing regulations and practices, and issues that are of current concern to auditors and/or their stakeholders;4. develop and execute a research design to address an auditing issue which is relevant to the New Zealand and/or international environment;5. verbally communicate their thoughts in a professional and logical manner; and6. communicate research findings in writing.
(1) MPAC608; (2) MBAZ604
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $1,037.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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