Accounting, Organisations and Society

This information is for the 2018/19 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Andrea Mennicken KSW 3.09 and Prof Michael Power KSW 3.12


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Accounting. This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Accounting and MRes/PhD in Management (Organisational Behaviour). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

This is an advanced course for doctoral and postdoctoral students focusing on the institutional and organisational context of accounting practices in their broadest sense. The seminars are generally based on key readings at the interface between accounting, organisation studies, regulation and management. Discussions will be focused on the analysis of accounting and calculative practices in context drawing on a wide range of approaches.


20 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of seminars in the LT.

There will be a reading week in week 6 of both MT and LT.

Indicative reading

There is no single text for this course and the seminars will be based on pre-distributed readings. 


Assessment will be based on written work as agreed with the Course Director.

Key facts

Department: Accounting

Total students 2017/18: 2

Average class size 2017/18: 2

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills