The introductory financial accounting course: Its role in the curriculum for accounting majors

Alan A. Cherry, Philip Reckers

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper reports a study that addressed two related research questions. The first concerns the proper emphasis in teaching introductory financial accounting in terms of the conceptual and procedural aspects of the subject. The second deals with the adequacy of introductory courses in preparing accounting majors for their intermediate and advanced accounting courses. Professors who had recently taught intermediate and/or advanced accounting responded to a questionnaire designed to answer the above questions. A recent study of the curriculum for accounting majors helped provide a framework for part of the questionnaire. The responses provide some evidence favoring a more conceptual emphasis, although it is not conclusive. There is a clear indication that these professors perceive the preparation received by accounting majors to be inadequate. A related finding is that more study of the accounting curriculum is needed, especially in terms of when the various topics should be taught.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-82
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Accounting Education
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The introductory financial accounting course: Its role in the curriculum for accounting majors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this