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KATVAS22 Critical Perspectives on Accounting 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Responsible Business
Person in charge
Professor, university lecturer.
Preceding studies
Students are recommended to have sufficient knowledge of accounting.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2015 – 2017


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

The student understands the role of accounting in society and knows of its limits and possibilities from various perspectives. The student is able to analyse the presumptions and philosophical foundations of accounting and accounting information. The student is able to assess and make critical interpretations of the impacts accounting information has on societies. The student is able to critically evaluate corporate accounting and reporting from the economic, social and environmental perspectives. The student knows how the knowledge of critical accounting can be put to practice.


Current issues and related theories are discussed in a seminar and a reading group.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Study Group

The course will be organised every other academic year.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

The study unit is organised every second year, in spring 2016 and spring 2018.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Management
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Management
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Management