Honors Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Victoria Dickinson

Second Advisor

W. Mark Wilder

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This thesis contains a collection of ten case studies completed during the fall and spring semesters for the Accountancy 420 class under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson. The class and case studies were completed to fulfill the requirements of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Accountancy Practicum. During the fall semester, Dr. Dickinson presented the class with specialized case studies to consider different areas of the accounting and business industry. During the spring semester, we formed groups and selected a Fortune 500 company to research before completing case studies that evaluated the company’s following areas: company overview, audit, tax, advisory, and risk advisory and data security. Each group used the research on their company to form three strategies to improve the company in one of the specific areas. Then, each group presented their suggestions to a panel of accounting professionals during a case exhibition as defense for the practicum. Through completing the practicum, I have learned more about the different areas of specialization in the accounting profession and have obtained a desire to learn more about the industry.

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