Thesis Title

Changing the Accounting Curriculum Skills Needed For Success in Public and Private Accounting

Date of Graduation

Summer 1993

Degree

Master of Accountancy

Department

School of Accountancy

Committee Chair

Olen Greer

Subject Categories

Accounting

Abstract

Recent developments in the accounting profession, particularly the AICPA's requirement that its members have 150 credit hours of education beginning in the year 2000, have led to increased scrutiny of accounting education. This paper discusses the results of a survey of public and private accountants in four Midwest states. The survey solicited information regarding skills desired in accounting graduates, and compared skills needed for success in public accounting with skills needed for success in private accounting. The data indicate that accounting students need different preparation in order to be successful in these two areas of accounting. The results of the survey also indicate that the skills needed for success in an accounting career are sometimes not present in recent accounting graduates.

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© Barbara Lippincott

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