Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2021

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Victoria Lynn Dickinson

Second Advisor

Mark Wilder

Relational Format



Accountancy students enrolled in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have an opportunity to choose an honors practicum route instead of writing a regular thesis. The students take two ACCY 420 classes taught by Dr. Victoria Lynn Dickinson as part of the practicum. In those two courses, students gain a better understanding of how accounting works in the real world. The thesis is made up of several cases that cover a variety of accounting theories and methodologies. Students are required to do thorough research while writing the cases and each of those cases is carefully reviewed and evaluated by Dr. Dickinson and Dean Mark Wilder, who acts as the second reader of the thesis. As part of the defense for the thesis, students participate in one or more accounting case competitions held at the university. Each case contains a separate page for introduction, which includes a review and conclusion of the overall assigned case. The following eleven cases were completed as part of the ACCY 420 curriculum during the 2020 Spring and 2020 Fall semesters.

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