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Accounting graduates’ perceptions of skills emphasis in undergraduate courses: an investigation from two Victorian universities

De Lange, Paul and Jackling, Beverley and Gut, Anne-Marie (2006) Accounting graduates’ perceptions of skills emphasis in undergraduate courses: an investigation from two Victorian universities. Accounting and Finance, 46 (3). pp. 365-386. ISSN 0810-5391

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Abstract

This study investigated the emphasis placed on technical and generic skills developed during undergraduate accounting courses from the graduate perspective. It is motivated by two issues. First, calls by the accounting profession and international education committees regarding the professional adequacy of graduates. Second, the challenge facing educators and professional bodies to design accounting courses that address a diverse range of needs from students, the educational philosophy of the institution, and the changing dynamics of global business. Data obtained from 310 graduates from two Victorian universities provided insights into the types of skills development considered necessary for a successful accounting career.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID14553, accounting, generic skills, education, graduate perceptions
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
FOR Classification > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Other
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 00:47
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2011 22:15
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6839
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2006.00173.x
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Citations in Scopus: 38 - View on Scopus

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