Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-30-2021

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Vicki Dickinson

Second Advisor

Mark Wilder

Relational Format



Over the 2019-2020 school year, I participated in Accounting 420, an honors accountancy class designed to take students through complex accounting topics in the form of case studies. We used a variety of resources, including videos, articles, financial statements, and interviewees. Each case presented a new opportunity to learn a different accounting topic that often had no relation to the others. This class allowed students such as me to gain a deeper understanding of present-day accounting news and trends and reflect on the errors of the past.

Furthermore, we were given significant exposure to many different accounting professionals from across the country. These individuals taught us a wide range of cyber- security topics to what it is like to work as an auditing professional.

I will be forever grateful for this course and how much it forced me to grow throughout my junior year. Additionally, I think this class helped me start applying what I was learning in the classroom to real-world situations. Ultimately, this prepared me for my internship and will help me for years to come.



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