ACA210 - Ethics and Workplace Skills

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Subject Title
Ethics and Workplace Skills

Subject Description
This foundational course introduces students to the Accounting Case Analysis Method which is the problem -solving approach used throughout the applied courses.  This framework underscores the importance of business and accounting ethics.  Other workplace skills are integrated into the course, with special attention given to communication, as students apply the framework to various scenarios typically encountered by those working in mid-level accounting and related positions.
Students will learn how ethics and communication are central to the credibility of those who analyze financial information for employers, clients and other financial users.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the accounting case analysis method
  2. Explain and apply fundamental concepts of business ethics;
  3. Demonstrate understanding of how to motivate and manage ethical decision-making in the workplace;
  4. Recognize and address ethical and social issues in business and accounting at home and in a global context;
  5. Demonstrate a cohesive process for using information and judgement to solve problems and inform decisions;
  6. Apply the principles of effective writing;
  7. Adapt a message to audience needs and use appropriate tone.

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