A Survey of Accounting Majors: Attitudes and Opinions

Giladi, K., Amoo, T. and Friedman, H. H. (2001). "A Survey of Accounting Majors: Attitudes and Opinions." National Public Accountant, 46(2), 25-27.

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Kreindy Giladi

Brooklyn College Accounting Department

Taiwo Amoo

City University of New York - Department of Finance

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: April 1, 2001

Abstract

A survey of 100 advanced accounting students was conducted to determine the opinions of accounting majors regarding such areas as why students choose accounting as a major, courses students felt were important and unimportant, and expectations regarding work and salary. The Key findings include: (1) A significant proportion of students decide on accounting as a major while still in high school; (2) Accounting is selected as a major because students feel that it will lead to a job with good income potential; and (3) Only 32% of accounting majors definitely expect to be working in accounting ten years after they graduate.

Keywords: accounting students, survey of students, attitudes of accounting students

JEL Classification: A22, A23, D81, G18, G21, I20, L20, L21, M14, M19, M31, Q20, Q38

Suggested Citation

Giladi, Kreindy and Amoo, Taiwo and Friedman, Hershey H., A Survey of Accounting Majors: Attitudes and Opinions (April 1, 2001). Giladi, K., Amoo, T. and Friedman, H. H. (2001). "A Survey of Accounting Majors: Attitudes and Opinions." National Public Accountant, 46(2), 25-27.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2336548

Kreindy Giladi

Brooklyn College Accounting Department ( email )

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
United States

Taiwo Amoo

City University of New York - Department of Finance ( email )

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
United States

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

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