Case Analyses of Accounting Concepts and Methodologies

Garrett, Austin (2018) Case Analyses of Accounting Concepts and Methodologies. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Victoria Dickinson from Accounting, University of Mississippi.

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As accounting majors in the Sally Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss, students are offered an honors accounting course that involves weekly class meetings that allow them to satisfy the thesis requirement of the Honors College. Rather than attempting to write a traditional thesis while reporting to the dean during the spring internship, the Honors 420 Alternative Thesis Course allows students to complete twelve different case studies that are ultimately compiled into a final thesis. Each case is completed by using different methods of research and compilation. Research includes analyzing publications in the FASB codification, examining financial statements in cases presented in class, and also searching through the intermediate textbook to discover new ideas and concepts not specifically covered in class. The cases are then compiled using Word and Excel, each requiring a fundamental knowledge of the Microsoft tools. No case uses the exact same incorporations of the methodologies, and thus, a new challenge is presented with each case. Because of the new challenges presented each week, students in the class have an opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge of fundamental concepts in the accounting profession than with a traditional thesis track.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Garrett, Austin
Student's Degree Program(s): Accounting
Thesis Advisor: Victoria Dickinson
Thesis Advisor's Department: Accounting
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Depositing User: Austin Garrett Austin Garrett
Date Deposited: 07 May 2018 17:04
Last Modified: 07 May 2018 17:04

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