Faculty Publications

Title

Educating Future Accountants: Alternatives for Meeting the 150-Hour Requirement

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Education for Business

Volume

76

Issue

3

First Page

132

Last Page

137

Abstract

We surveyed members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and recruiters of accounting graduates from a regional midwestern university, for their perception of the value of programs involving additional study hours beyond the bachelor of arts (BA) degree program. We noted differences in preferences between professionals in public accounting and industry. The top five choices of both groups, not necessarily in order, included (a) BA in accounting, master's in taxation, (b) BA with a double major in accounting and management information systems, (c) BA in accounting, master's of business administration, (d) BA in accounting with a master's of accountancy, and (e) BA with a double major in accounting and finance. Double majors in accounting and liberal arts received much lower ratings.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2001

DOI of published version

10.1080/08832320109601300

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