Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2020

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Victoria Dickinson

Second Advisor

W. Mark Wilder

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This thesis is composed of twelve independent case studies, each focusing on a different topic in financial accounting. These cases were completed over the course of a year under the instruction of Dr. Dickinson through the Honors Accountancy Independent Study course. To develop this thesis, I examined the information provided in every case study and performed independent research to analyze each unique accounting topic. In addition to independent analysis, the cases were reviewed in collaboration with other students in the Independent Study course, promoting discussion of varying opinions on contemporary accounting theories. The subject matter of the cases ranged from real world scenarios to more abstract accounting principles and trends. While writing this thesis, I integrated knowledge from my intermediate accounting courses and was also challenged to think and research beyond the information taught in the classroom. Many of the case studies provided a deeper insight into more relevant topics in the modern field of accounting than the principles taught in a standard accounting class. Through the process of creating this thesis and my participation in the Independent Study course, I enhanced my critical thinking and problem-solving abilities while also developing skills in professionalism. The knowledge I gained during the composition of this thesis will be beneficial both to my success in graduate school and my future career in public accounting.

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