Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-1-2020

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

Accountancy

First Advisor

Victoria Dicksinson

Relational Format

Professional Track Thesis

Abstract

The following professional project used a variety of prompts to inspire honors

accounting students to think deeply about the world of accounting using information that was taught in a plethora of classes throughout the four years spent at the University of Mississippi. Over the course of the 10 cases presented here, the purpose is to provide a comprehensive understanding regarding the current landscape of accounting as it pertains to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the balance sheet, pensions, liabilities, and the future of the accounting world. As a result of completing this professional thesis, I better understand the concepts we learned in classes such as intermediate accounting and cost accounting and how those concepts apply in real-world situations.

The cases were conducted under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson in the Patterson School of Accountancy in conjunction with the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. The Honors College thesis requirement has been satisfied through the alternative thesis track provided to accountancy honors students. Along with the 10 cases, Dr. Dickinson also had both public and corporate accountants visit the class. As an alternative to a traditional thesis defense, honors accounting students in Dr. Dickinson’s class competed in accounting case competitions hosted by two Big 4 accounting firms.

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Accounting Commons

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