ACCTFIN 3504 - New York Study Tour

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2020

This course provides business school students with an experiential learning opportunity in the setting of New York (NY), New York, USA. Whilst on the tour, students will engage in both formal learning activities, such as engaging in workshops and completing summative assessment tasks and informal learning activities, such as visiting the offices of local businesses and organisations and networking with professionals who live and work in New York. Throughout the tour, students will combine their discipline specific business knowledge with practical experiences to solve case based problems and utilise contemporary and relevant methods of communication to share information and ideas. Through these experiences, students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for the complex business operations in the local environment and strengthen the strategies and behaviours required for them to succeed in their professional careers.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ACCTFIN 3504
    Course New York Study Tour
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Summer
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 60 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites ACCTING 1002 & CORPFIN 1002
    Incompatible ACCTFIN 3501
    Quota As places are limited, enrolment in this course is by an application process
    Course Description This course provides business school students with an experiential learning opportunity in the setting of New York (NY), New York, USA. Whilst on the tour, students will engage in both formal learning activities, such as engaging in workshops and completing summative assessment tasks and informal learning activities, such as visiting the offices of local businesses and organisations and networking with professionals who live and work in New York. Throughout the tour, students will combine their discipline specific business knowledge with practical experiences to solve case based problems and utilise contemporary and relevant methods of communication to share information and ideas. Through these experiences, students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for the complex business operations in the local environment and strengthen the strategies and behaviours required for them to succeed in their professional careers.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Powell

    Level 13, room 13:22
    10 Pulteney Street (Nexus 10)
    Telephone: 8313 0103
    email: lisa.powell@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Reflect critically on and self-evaluate skills, capabilities and needs to enable continuous learning and enhance career preparation and early career performance
    2. Develop and apply effective planning, organisational and operational skills and capabilities that are appropriate for professional practice
    3. Evaluate, synthesise and critically analyse information from a wide variety of experiential learning sources and experiences and apply discipline knowledge and personal capabilities to develop effective, innovative and practical solutions
    4. Develop and apply effective leadership and/or teamwork skills to create, manage and/or participate in a resourceful, collaborative and entrepreneurial team that is capable of operating in a professional manner to achieve particular outcomes
    5. Effectively adapt and apply oral and written communication methods and presentation styles that are appropriate for their intended purpose and audience
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant ethical, social and cultural issues for operating in an appropriate and effective manner in the local business environment
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    3
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1, 2, 3, 4
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3, 4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    3, 6, 5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1, 2, 4, 5, 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Pre-tour reading will be made available at the first pre-departure session.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    A participative, experiential teaching and learning approach underpins this course, with significant emphasis on case based activities and critical reflection.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    This is a residential intensive format.
    Students will be focussed on learning experiences for at least 6 hours per day on average for approximately 10 working days.
    Prior to the tour students will be required to attend two 3 hour workshops to prepare for the tour, and some formative activities will be required to be completed in between those workshops.
    Assessment work will be required to be submitted upon return from the tour.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Students will engage in frequent group discussions to reflect on the observations, which may take the form of debates and argument. 
    Students will be prepared for and debriefed on experiences using mini seminars and workshops format.
    Explicit direction will be provided on what constitutes appropriate academic and professional literacies.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task  Individual/
    Collaborative  
    Weighting Word Count/
    Time 
    Due Date Learning Outcomes
    Professionalism and engagement Individual  20% N/A Continuous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Reflection Individual 30% Midday
    Every 3rd day
    Final submission
    7 February 
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Case study presentation Group  30% TBA 31 January 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 
    Case study report Individual 20% 2000 words 21 February 2, 3, 5, 6
    Total  100%
    Assessment Detail
    Details of assessment will be provided to students in the first pre-departure session
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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