Graduate attributes and skills: are we as accounting academics delivering the goods?

Kavanagh, Marie and Drennan, Lyndal (2007) Graduate attributes and skills: are we as accounting academics delivering the goods? In: 2007 Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (AFAANZ 2007), 1-3 July 2007, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

In the last decade the development of appropriate skills and attributes in students set to enter the accounting profession has been the subject of many debates. Accounting academics have a leading role to play in this process.This study investigates what attributes and skills accounting academics perceive should be developed during an undergraduate course, and compares this to skills and attributes that they believe are being developed. Results reveal that there is a large discrepancy between the two. Reasons why this might be are discussed and insight into issues accounting educators must address if they are to deliver graduates with the skills and attributes required for a career in the accountancy profession now and in the future are highlighted.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.
Depositing User: Mrs Greta Mula
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2010 02:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: accounting graduates; accounting skills; skills gap; discrepancies in teaching accounting
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6367

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