Some Ethical Problems with the 150-Semester Hour Accounting Education Requirement
Robert W. McGee
Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy
Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1998) 629-645
Both proponents and opponents of the 150 semester-hour accounting education requirement have used utilitarian arguments to justify their position. This paper takes a different approach. It begins with a brief review of the utilitarian arguments that have been made regarding the 150 semester-hour requirement, then proceeds to apply rights theory to the question. The paper concludes that the 150 semester-hour requirement is a bad idea because it violates rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: accounting education, efficiency, ethics, graduate education, 150 semester hour requirement
JEL Classification: D63, I2, J44, K31, M4
Date posted: December 20, 2000
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