Students' papers are evaluated based on how well they address the topic, critically evaluate their readings and research, employ APA style. Paper topics should be appropriate for the week in which the student posts. For example, papers on combined corporate entities should be presented in the segment of the course related to consolidations; papers related to international accounting should be presented in the international segment, while papers on governmental and non-profit accounting should be presented in the governmental and non-profit accounting segment. For the mutual benefit of all, students should equally distribute their selection of topics. Topics may include, but are not limited to
1. investigations into specific topics in international, government and nonprofit accounting 2. application of either international, government or nonprofit accounting standards in certain industries 3. exploration of comparative accounting - focusing on accounting practices in a particular foreign country. 4. emerging trends in international, government, or nonprofit standards (may be focused on a specific industry) 5. any intersections between international, government or nonprofit accounting standards or reporting practices 6. risk management related to accounting standards and reporting for international, government or nonprofit entities
All of the above-suggested topics may be placed in comparison to U.S. GAAP. Note that the words critically evaluate are important. A simple overview of the concepts presented in the book (i.e. “how to translate foreign financial statements”) will not meet the requirements for this paper. The writer should analyze the topic, bring in relevant research, offer comparisons, and consider pros and cons, or implications for practice. These are simply a few of the contemplative practices that move a paper into the critical realm. Each paper should be 8-10 double spaced pages, using...
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