Fieldwork Elective


Course Objective

In 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
social skills).

Course Content

The 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 Methods

An introductory session, progress meetings and final presentation.

Method of Assessment

Grade for final report and presentation. Team grade adjusted for
individual participation rated by staff and fellow-students.


No specific requirements. Students are expected to draw on materials
from other courses and to search for other relevant literature.

Target Audience

All 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.

General Information

Course Code E_ACC_FE
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. C. Camfferman RA
Examiner prof. dr. C. Camfferman RA
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
Target audiences

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