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Multimedia University
Faculty of Management

BAC4674
INTEGRATED CASE STUDY
(3 credit hours)
PRE-REQUISITE: BAC3634 CORPORATE ACCOUNTING 1 BAC2624 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 2

Trimester 3, 2014/2015

OBJECTIVES

This is a capstone course for the Bac. Acc (Hons) programme which integrates knowledge from financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, audit, finance, management and business related technology and other social science courses. Experiential exercises are embedded in this course to support learners’ effort in independent learning.

SUBJECT LEARNING OUTCOMES

LO1 | Integrate and apply knowledge from the various accounting sub-disciplines and other business related disciplines within an organizational context | Cognitive | Level 3 | LO2 | Identify issues, undertake research, analyse and synthesise information to solve business problems in the unstructured business environment | Cognitive | Level 5 | LO3 | Communicate ideas, views and recommendations effectively, both verbally and in writing | Cognitive | Level 3 | LO4 | Demonstrate ethical awareness in the decision making process | Affective | Level 5 |

ASSESSMENT
The assessments for this course will be made up as follows: a. Case analysis (individual & group) Report/Class activity (40%) + Self-learning diary (10 marks) | 50% | b. Mid-trimester examination | 20% | c. Final examination | 30% | TOTAL | 100% |

FACILITATOR

Dr Mariati NorhashimRoom: FOMBR 2023 Tel: 8312-5770Email: mariati.norhashim@mmu.edu.my | Dr Aziz AhmadRoom: FOMBR 3027Tel: 03-83125676Email: aziz.ahmad@mmu.edu.my | Dr Hasni Mohd HRoom: FOMBR 2005Tel: 03-83125685 Email: hasni.hanafi@mmu.edu.my | Mr Abdul Aziz b Ab JalilRoom: FOMBR 2021Tel: 03-83125864 Email: abd.aziz@mmu.edu.my | a. Case Assignment (40%)

There will be FOUR cases in total.

Each students MUST READ the case on their own PRIOR TO CLASS. Students should take notes in their Self-Learning Diary of their understanding of the case.

Students will be assigned into groups randomly during class. There will be two group cycles i.e. for two cases each. As a group, you will discuss the case and meet the requirements for that particular case. The requirements may be in terms of class presentation or a written report.

WRITTEN REPORT
All assignments must be typed on one side of paper with 1.5 line spacing (Use MS Words or Excel where appropriate). Deadlines will be provided by the facilitator. Late submission will cause deduction of marks.

Marks will only be given to those whose names and signatures are on the assignment cover. It is your responsibility to ensure that your name and student ID no. is on it. APPEALS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED. Those whose names do not appear on any assignments will be automatically assumed to have not submitted the assignment.

The cover page that should accompany the report is in Appendix A.

ORAL PRESENTATION/ROLE PLAY/CLASS ACTIVITIES

The script and slides/storyboard for the oral presentation must be submitted to the facilitator prior to performance. Clearly identify the order of speakers or identity of actors.

The cover page that should accompany the script and slides/storyboard is in Appendix B.

b. Mid-semester Examination (20%

Tentatively in Week 8.

There will be a mini case. Several short questions will be asked based on that case.

c. Self-Learning Diary (10%)

Each student must purchase a small notebook (minimum 20 pages). Notes must be taken for each class. * Understanding of the cases and Questions that came to mind * Observations of own and other’s behaviour and the consequences * Self-assessment * personal learning blocks and ways to deal with them. * personal plan of continued skills improvement. * Record execution of the plan and its results

This notebook should be submitted to your facilitator by 15th May 2015. Self-learning diary Assessment | Poor (1-3) | Lack of entries, non personalized thoughts | Average (4-6) | Written weekly, moderately thoughtful and show some improvement | Good (7-10) | Diligent note keeping, evidence of improvement and deep self-enquiry |

d. Final Examination (30%)

There will be one case. Several questions will be asked based on that case.

TEXTBOOK

Nil. Cases will be provided

REFERENCES

1. Barnes, L.B., Christensen, C.R & Hansen, A.J. (1994) Teaching and the Case Method, 3rd Edition, Harvard Business School Press, Boston. (A classic text)
2. Mauffette-Leender, L.A Erskine, J.A. & Leenders, M.R (1998) Learing with Cases, Ivey Publishing, Ivey Schoool of Business Adminsitration. The University of Western Ontario, London.

TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Introductory lecture, class discussion and presentations

LECTURE & TUTORIAL SCHEDULE

Session no. | Hours | Lecture topics | Discussion topics | Lecture/Readings | 1 | 3 | Introduction to BAC4674Skill-building: Issue identification & ethical thinking | What do students understand about the case method?What is an issue? How to identify and define an issue?How to argue an ethical dilemma? | * Slides: IntroductionCikgu Burn Coffee Shop | 2 | 3 | Skill-building: Problem solving and decision making | What kind of frameworks exists in accounting?Who are the stakeholders in a business and what are their priorities/values? | A Business Owner Who Backed Off Tries to Step Back In | 3 | 3 | Skill-building: Communication | What kind of situations that an accountant could be expected to face? | Handout | 3&4 | 6 | Case 1- Flat Cargo Bhd | | | 5&6 | 6 | Case 2:TBA | | | 7 | | Evaluation and Review | | | Week 8 | | Midterm | | | 9&10 | 3 | Case 3 TBA | | | 11&12 | | Case 4 TBA | | | 13 | | Evaluation and Review | | | 14 | | Self-Learning Diary Submission | | |

Students are required to watch the following videos prior to class. Take notes what you learned from the videos.
Session 1
The Case Method-Harvard Business School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wudRjl1TQoI Critical Thinking - Conclusions, Reasons, Evidence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LklGDw0OGzw Five Ways to Think Ethically - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTpwUUNepZc Session 2
Decisions Decisions Decisions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmWO3E1kJT4 How to make and use argument maps : Avoid endless discussions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JuDJUx7drU Case Interview 101 - A great introduction to Consulting Case Study Interviews http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R5bT4cJh0A Case Interview Frameworks - Templates for drawing great Issue Trees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdK31eg79xY Session 3
How to Give an Awesome (PowerPoint) Presentation (Whiteboard Animation Explainer Video). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68a6M5FFBc How to give great presentations. An alternative to PowerPoint, Bullet Points, boring presentations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ruwY1fnxT4 How to Design an Effective Presentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJgeF3ALl0g 5 Tips To Improve Your Public Speaking - How To Speak Professionally - Speech Speaker Tips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RDnl3NFgsY Report Writing for MBA Students | Massey University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ6rR9r8e3E How to Write a Speech : Components of a Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-aFEgoOEXQ How to Make and Use Storyboards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cWVdK5xyTs Appendix A

BAC4674
INTEGRATED CASE STUDIES IN ACCOUNTING
TITLE OF REPORT

TITLE OF REPORT

Student ID | Student Name | Signature | INDIVIDUAL (5%) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
*gray spaces for marks is for facilitators assessment

Case Assessment | GROUP (15%) | INDIVIDUAL (5%) | | Content | Logic | Presentation | Oral presentation | Poor (1-2) | Missing information in the analysis | Analysis were poorly executed | Organization haphazard, poor language | Hard to follow ideas and lack enthusiasm | Average (3) | Most factors were considered | Analysis were well executed but inappropriate conclusions | Reasonable organization and easy to follow for the audience | Mostly clear, sometimes lose focus but deliverenthusiastically | Good (4-5) | Consideration of all relevant factors | Analysis was well executed and conclusions were based on findings | Organization flows logically, visually attractive and impactful | Clear flow of ideas and engaging the audience | Total | | | | |

Appendix B

BAC4674
INTEGRATED CASE STUDIES IN ACCOUNTING
DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT
DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT

Student ID | Student Name | Signature | INDIVIDUAL (5%) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
*gray spaces for marks is for facilitators assessment Case Assessment | GROUP (15%) | INDIVIDUAL (5%) | | Content | Organization | Props/Slides | Oral presentation | Poor (1-2) | Students do not have grasp of information | Audience cannot understand the performance | No use of or inappropriate use of slides/props | Student mumble and is incoherent | Average (3) | Students have satisfactory grasp of the facts of the case and uses it appropriately | There’s a logical sequence that audience can follow | Clear and relevant use of slides/prop | Clear and reasonably believable | Good (4-5) | Students demonstrate full knowledge ( more than required) | The sequence was impactful and interesting | Relevant and impactful use of slides/prop | Good elocution and very convincing | Total | | | | |…...

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