Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2021

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Victoria Dickinson

Second Advisor

Mark Wilder

Relational Format



The purpose of this thesis is to analyze various accounting principles through an evaluation of fictional and non-fictional case studies that helps to create an understanding of accounting philosophies in real-world situations. In contrast to the more traditional research approach to a thesis, I was given 10 cases to dissect specific questions regarding economics, ethics, accounting methodologies, personal experiences and more. Dr. Dickinson led this course to allow time for presentations with accounting professionals in tandem with complex questions about films, readings, and cases that challenged us to think outside the box. We also participated in accounting case competitions to explore the complex situations accountants face and cultivate creative solutions presented to a board of judges. Completing this thesis gave me the opportunity to seek real life experiences outside of the classroom as well as current issues that are affecting the accounting industry and environment.

Included in

Accounting Commons



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