Auditing and Fraud Detection
Full course descriptionThe course is aimed at giving students a solid introduction to auditing. The history and evolution of the auditing function, the role of auditing in a modern economy, the audit process, as well as the elementary auditing techniques are discussed, including the basics of the use of data analytics in the audit of financial statements. Risk assessment, ethics and fraud detection receive particular attention in the discussion of the audit process.
The course is linked to audit practice by means of case-studies and a workshop in collaboration with a large audit firm and/or a guest lecture.
Course objectivesSolid understanding of the audit process with a particular focus on risk assessment, ethics and fraud detection;
Basic knowledge of the academic literature on auditing;
Obtain problem solving skills in auditing settings and develop experience in using and interpreting data in common decision contexts.
Graduates have academic, evidence-based knowledge and understanding of theories, methods and tools in business/economics.
Graduates can apply their knowledge and understanding to identify and solve real life business/economic problems. This includes demonstrating analytical skills and a problem-solving attitude.
Graduates can make informed judgments on theoretical and practical business/economic issues.
Graduates can find, read and understand relevant research.
Graduates have largely self-directed learning skills and the ability to regulate their own learning process.