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Course 2023-2024 a.y.

30599 - COMPUTATIONAL APPLICATIONS IN ACCOUNTING

Department of Accounting

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 31

CLEAM (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEF (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - CLEACC (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BESS-CLES (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - WBB (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BIEF (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BIEM (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BIG (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BEMACS (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07) - BAI (3 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
FRANCESCO GROSSETTI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: FRANCESCO GROSSETTI


Synchronous Blended: Lessons in synchronous mode in the classroom (for a maximum of one hour per credit in remote mode)

Suggested background knowledge

Some knowledge of Python and R is recommended.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Our world's perception is mostly driven by data. The mission of this course is to teach students of quantitative disciplines how to tackle social sciences problems. In particular, the course will deal with accounting-based scenarios in which a combination of technical skills with institutional background knowledge is key.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • A very gentle introduction to Accounting.
  • Accounting Databases and their role.
  • Standard statistical approaches in Accounting.
  • Natural Language Processing in Accounting.
  • Processing visual information in Accounting.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognized the main statistical models generally adopted in the context of Accounting.
  • Understand the complexity of analyzing textual data.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Solve business problems by data-analytic thinking.
  • Use several tools and techniques to practically implement solution methods.
  • Use R to carry out simple statistical analyses and visualizations.
  • Prepare and discuss a scientific report.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Group assignments
DETAILS
  • Reviews of programming lectures are given to students for home studying.
  • A practical group assignment is presented in class at the end of the course.

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
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    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

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    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Main source:

    • Slides provided by the instructor.
    • Papers will also be circulated by the instructor.

     

    Additional sources:

    • J. SILGE, D. ROBINSON (edition by O'REALLY),Text Mining with R: A Tidy Approach.
    • G. GROLEMUND, H. WICKHAM (edition by O'REALLY), R for Data Science.
    • G. GROLEMUND (edition by O'Really), Hands-On Programming with R: Write Your Own Functions and Simulations.

     

    Advanced readings:

    • Trevor HastieRobert TibshiraniJerome Friedman:The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (available in pdf here: https://web.stanford.edu/~hastie/ElemStatLearn/printings/ESLII_print12.pdf

    • F. CHOLLET (edition by Manning Publications), Deep Learning with R.
    • F. CHOLLET (edition by Manning Publications), Deep Learning with Python.
    Last change 01/08/2023 10:51