Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2020

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Victoria Dickinson

Relational Format



The following thesis is intended to examine topics currently faced by accountants in the profession, in the areas of both technical proficiency and ethical theory, with an eye towards addressing potential areas of interest for accountants in the coming years. These case studies consist of established academic cases that use issues encountered and documented by several of the largest companies in the world to teach accounting theory, as well as cases in development by faculty of the Patterson School. These cases are designed to allow students to apply their previously theoretical knowledge of GAAP to case studies that document real-world business events, with all of their inherent complexities, as well as to consider several less technical aspects of the accounting profession that may not be as emphasize in the coursework of the typical Accounting degree path. This thesis is intended to be the final product of the Accountancy Honors Thesis Course, which addresses all aspects of the Accountancy academic program, including the preparation of financial journal entries, research on established and emerging topics in accounting, and the analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

This thesis was prepared as part of the Accy 420 course, under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson of the Patterson School of Accountancy, during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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