Advanced Course in Accounting
Full course descriptionDuring this course, you will be exposed to contract theory, which is the “short term” for the theory of incentives, information, and economic institutions, and its relevance for accounting. We will cover the basic ideas in incentive and information theory like screening, signalling, and moral hazard and the analytics behind these models. In addition, we will use these insights to analyse issues in accounting (research) such as performance-based incentives, budgeting, voluntary disclosure, accounting regulation, and auditing.
Course objectivesThe objective of this course is to help students develop a valid basis for conducting and evaluating scholarly research in accounting.
Graduates have profound, evidence-based and up-to-date academic knowledge and understanding of theories, methods and tools in business/economics. This includes demonstrating the ability to develop new ideas.
Graduates can apply their profound knowledge and understanding to identify and solve also unstructured or semi-structured real life business/economic problems in unfamiliar environments within broader multidisciplinary contexts. This includes demonstrating analytical skills and a problem-solving attitude.
Graduates can integrate various perspectives to formulate Judgments even with incomplete information on complex theoretical and practical business/economic issues.