Feb 10 2015

Research in Auditing 23.03.2015 – 08.05.2015

Published by at 2:01 pm under PhD Courses

Time: Spring 2015 in two blocks (2 + 3 days) totaling 34 hours lectures and paper discussions. The first block will be held on Monday 23.03. – Tuesday 24.03.2015 by professor William F. Messier (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

Place: University of Vaasa, Vaasa

Learning goal and objectives: The course introduces students to the primary areas of research in auditing. It covers behavioral research as well as empirical archival research. The objectives of the course are to (i) provide an overview of primary research areas in auditing, (ii) make students familiar with some main research methodologies and statistical methods in auditing, (iii) to improve student’s ability to critically evaluate the quality of research in auditing and to (iv) introduce students to the publication process.

The lectures (a total of 34 hours) will be given in two blocks:

Professor William F. Messier (University of Nevada, Lee Business School) will have two days of lectures:

a. They will be held in the second half of March (week 12 or 13, the days will be specified as soon as possible)

b. Preparation for these lectures will include reading assignments and written assignments. Therefore it is necessary to make sure that the participants can dedicate about 3-5 days before the classes for preparation.

Professor Marleen Willekens (KU Leuven) will have three days of lectures:

a. Wed May 6th – Fri May 8th , closer details will be communicated to the participants.

b. Preparation for these lectures will include reading assignments and written assignments. Therefore it is necessary to make sure that the participants can dedicate about 3-5 days before the classes for preparation.

Course requirements: The course requires a Master’s level knowledge in accounting as well as familiarity with commonly used statistical methods in accounting/auditing. A Master’s / PhD level course in econometrics is recommended.

Target group: Doctoral students in Accounting and related disciplines

Course Language: English

ECTS: 6 Credits

Number of students: 25. Accounting PhD students have priority, but the course is also open for KATAJA-, FDPE-, and foreign doctoral students given that there is space in the course.

The application should contain your CV and a short separate document with at least the following information:

Name *

Email *

University *

Department *

Discipline *

Year when officially accepted as doctoral student *

Research area/ Subject of thesis *

Phase of doctoral studies *

Motives for participating in the course *

Applications are sent directly kim.ittonen@hanken.fi and application deadline will be announced later on the Kataja web page.

Course work and evaluation: Paper presentations and discussions; term paper (scale 1 – 5).

Required readings: The list of papers will be provided by the instructors

Instructors:

Professor William F. Messier (University of Nevada, Lee Business School) http://business.unlv.edu/people/William-Messier/

Professor Marleen Willekens (KU Leuven) http://www.econ.kuleuven.be/feb/medewerker/Userpage.aspx?PID=297

Course Coordinator and contact person: Kim Ittonen, Hanken School of Economics

 

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