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Accounting, Business and Society: The Multi-faceted Role of Accounting

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Accounting
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 1-2 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Accounting professionals are open up for more tasks and duties that require their professional skills and knowledge nowadays, and yet not exerting their expertise just the way it used to be. Without bogging you down with the mechanics of accounting, this course provides an overview of the multi-faceted role of accounting in business and social contexts.

You will get to know the essential of businesses and how they must work around the notions of ethics, the corporate governance (CG) framework and how accountants function as one of the key players in the practices. An thriving area of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is also discussed.

An illustrative approach will be adopted and you will be surprised by how closely accounting is related to things happening around you in your daily lives.

By the end of the course, you are able to:

• Describe the accounting process and different forms of business entities

• Explain the regulatory framework of accounting profession, and how the profession can serve information needs of stakeholders of different forms of business entities

• Describe the broad framework of ethics, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility, and their interrelationships

• Demonstrate the knowledge and respect of ethical behaviour of individuals, businesses, and professionals including accountants in particular

• Explain what are good governance practices and how accounting contributes to such, for both performance and conformance purposes

• Identify good or bad corporate governance and CSR practices of businesses, by making reference to real-life incidents

Taught by

Dennis Chan Suk Sun

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4.6 Based on 12 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 6 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The course gives me a different angle to accounting professionals. They are more than just calculating profit for the company, but they involve in the company's management.

It is very interactive and I love the way the instructor delivers the materials.
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Arti S
5.0 2 months ago
Arti is taking this course right now.
A wonderful course,excellently delivered. i would recommend this course to anyone looking to gain an introduction on refreshers into the world of accounting.
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Anonymous
3.0 6 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It is decent. I learnt much about the use of accounting, its value to society and business ethics. I would like to recommend this course to the people around me.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is decent. I learnt much about the use of accounting, its value to society and business ethics. I would like to recommend this course to the people around me
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Anonymous
4.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
the only problem i found with this course was that they wouldnt accept my assignment submission quickly. the course is interesting and easy to grasp
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Anonymous
4.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Good course i liked this course

It was very usefull for knowing

Accounting business and society and the role of accounying in this world

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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is beneficial to improve my knowledge and help to increase knowledge in various aspects. It give extra knowlege about accountants.

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Pooja K
5.0 2 months ago
Pooja completed this course.
this course is very effective and increase the knowledge of student. it is very beneficial for future and bring improvement in knowledge.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Actually really nyc nd helpful course.thankuhful to course era for helping me to do this course.as i am an finance student it is really helpful
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
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Great website for doing courses of any kind and any field. Great work by coursera. Thank you for providing me such opportunities
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
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Great course provided by coursera. Such a great course and helpful in my curriculum. I would recommend it to everyone in my college.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 months ago
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It was my pleasure working on this course for my personal growth in my career ahead to increase my knowledge.
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