Students will develop a critical understanding of Accounting History topics, included issues related to contemporary accounting.
At the end of this course, Students will have a critical understanding of accounting history topics with reference to methodologies, theories and cases regarding national and international dimension.
Introduction to and role of accounting history, old and new accounting history, accounting history theories, accounting history case analysis, different dimensions of accounting history.
Teaching activities will include lectures, seminars and case analysis. Lectures will give an overview of the main accounting history topics. Seminars will offer an in-depth analysis of specific
aspects and will develop a critical understanding. Case analysis will be used to discuss practical implications of these topics. Colleagues from international Universities (United Kingdom) will
be involved in teaching activities, contributing to offer an international dimension to the debate as well as links with contemporary aspects of investigated topics (accounting, accountability, governance, accounting profession).
Written exam including questions on the different aspect of accounting history.
It aims to value the achievement of learning objectives referred to accounting history topics. In particular, questions are formulated to value the capability of understanding and critical
thinking of Students on these topics, also in relation to contemporary accounting issues.
Students attending the course will prepare a case study to be presented and discussed in class. The mark of this presentation will be weighted and considered as part of the final mark of the exam.
For Students not attending the course, additional readings will be indicated in substitution of the case study. An additional question on these readings will be included in the exam and it will be weighted and considered as part of the final mark of the exam.
In addition to the bibliography proposed, documents published on the web (moodle) are also compulsory.
If the course will be offered in a blended form or in distance learning possible changes could be introduced.