These assignments fulfil the purposes of getting you to engage with the materials, of applying
the concepts to current practice and real-world developments, and of learning how to update
your professional knowledge independently by reading high-quality business news. You are
with corresponding due dates in the following weeks
Lecture Week and Topic
Due Friday 11.59PM
Week 4: Debt Contracting
Week 6: Standard Setting
Week 8: Recognition
Week 11: Disclosure
To complete the assignment, you should follow the following process:
Go through the readings and watch the lecture recording.
one specific idea/observation/argument
that was discussed in the lecture that
you want to explore further. Use a specific idea/observation/argument and not one
that is broad or generic (see further guidance below).
high-quality business press article
online from the
past 3 years (1 January
As a student at the University of Melbourne you have free-of-charge
access to a wide range of resources. Notable newspapers and news outlets include but
are not limited to the (Australian) Financial Review, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters,
New York Times, Forbes, Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal,
Fortune etc. For information and instructions on how to access shielded sources as an
accounting student at the University of Melbourne please see
. In addition to the article that you have
selected, you may perform further research to fully understand the issue at hand in the
summary of at most 300-word length
with the following structure: a short
summary of the idea/observation/argument you selected under 2
in the first
, a summary about the issue in the selected article under 3
in the second
, and a statement on how the case or information from the article relates to
the selected idea/observation/argument
in the third paragraph
. Please also provide
the public link to the article you are referring to in your essay and a reference
(including: author name, date and year of publication, title, and news media outlet).
Note that the reference is not part of the word count of 500 words.
Save your summary as a pdf.
Submit pdf via LMS Canvas before the due date.
In the corresponding seminar, the instructor will present and discuss the best articles you
have found. Note that if your article is presented, this does not automatically imply a high
mark as marks are based on a number of criteria (see Marking Guide below).