Course ObjectiveIn this course students will learn to analyze real-life issues in
accounting and control arising in the setting of a specific business
organization (Bridging theory and practice - application). They will
also learn to work with staff of the hosting organization in scoping the
research question, to gather information and to report the results of
their analysis including recommendations to management (professional
Course ContentThe course is built around one or more participating business
organizations proposing issues for the students to consider. Issues may
include any topics covered in this course, including financial
reporting, management accounting and control, accounting information
systems and corporate governance. Students work as consultants on an
assigned problem in
small teams, using a combination of site visits, interviews, literature
review and data analysis. The course is concluded with a written report
which must be orally presented to company representatives.
Teaching MethodsAn introductory session, progress meetings and final presentation.
Method of AssessmentGrade for final report and presentation. Team grade adjusted for
individual participation rated by staff and fellow-students.
LiteratureNo specific requirements. Students are expected to draw on materials
from other courses and to search for other relevant literature.
Target AudienceAll students in MSc Accounting & Control. However, for practical reasons
the course is limited to a maximum of 20 students. If more than this
number apply, we will discuss the possibility of expansion with the host
organization. If a limit continues to apply, admission will be based on
study progress and results.
If, within the four-week period before the closing of the course
registrations for period 5, the number of participants is lower than 10,
we reserve the right to cancel the course, in consultation with the host
Please note that for this course we need to have a reliable indication
of the number of participating students. We depend on the courtesy of
the host organization which spends resources to prepare. Enrolling for
the course therefore does imply that you are committed to participate.
If for some reason you cannot, after all, participate, please make this
known as soon as possible to the course coordinator.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. C. Camfferman RA|
|Examiner||prof. dr. C. Camfferman RA|
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