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W. Mark Wilder
Throughout my two semesters in ACCY 420, taught by Dr. Victoria Dickinson, I wrote my thesis for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Throughout this class we analyzed different case studies, completed an excel certification, participated in a case competition, and listened to presentations from different accounting firms.
Each case study helped me gain knowledge in different accounting topics in the real world. We read articles, watched a movie, watched a presidential debate, and conducted an interview with an accounting professional to complete the case studies.
For the case competition our class was divided into teams of four to five students. Each team chose a company to analyze that was actively traded on the stock market. For five weeks we looked at different aspects of the company and provided advice to better their audit, tax, advisory, and earnings per share strategies. We then presented our conclusions to different accounting firms that recruit out of Ole Miss.
During a few weeks, different accounting firms came to present to our class. Each firm came with a different presentation, and then allowed us to ask questions after. Every week we wrote reflections on the presentation.
Rowan, Evelyn, "A Collection of Financial Accounting Case Studies" (2022). Honors Theses. 2492.
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