Advanced Corporate Reporting: Coursework

6BUS1003Advanced Corporate Reporting

Coursework 2012 semester A

The coursework consists of 3 elements:

* Notes10% (to be submitted throughout semester A)
* Essay plan10%
* Essay80%
100%

Your final mark for this module will be a weighted average, calculated by taking 40% of your coursework mark and 60% of your exam mark. Both the coursework and the exam must be passed for this module.

Coursework essay

Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the IASB, said at the International Association for Accounting Education and Research conference in Amsterdam on 20 June 2012 that he “was struck by the multitude of measurement techniques that both IFRSs and US GAAP prescribe”.

With reference to the measurement of tangible non-current assets, critically evaluate whether financial statements prepared using IFRS’s provide useful information. Use specific examples from the annual reports of FTSE 100 companies to illustrate your points.

Word limit: 2,000 words maximum (excluding references) anything over will be penalised

Submission dates:

Essay plan(Maximum 600 words)

Draft essay
Final essay
(Maximum 2,000 words excluding references)
(Late submissions of the final essay will be penalised as follows:  submission within 24 hours 5% penalty, submission after 24 hours but within 1 week of submission date will result in a maximum mark of 40%.  Submissions after 1 week of due date will not be marked.  Any extensions must be requested in advance of the original due date.)

Submission instructions:
You should submit a word file for the essay to StudyNet and Turnitin. Your file should be named SRN_family name_ACR_essay.

A hard copy of the essay plan should be brought to your tutorial in the week beginning

A hard copy of your final essay should be submitted through the coursework hand in point together with feedback from your essay plan.

Please use type size 11 and double spacing. A cover sheet must be...
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