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

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De Lange, Paul, 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

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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6839
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-629X.2006.00173.x
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Current > Division/Research > Other
Keywords ResPubID14553, accounting, generic skills, education, graduate perceptions
Citations in Scopus 103 - View on Scopus
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