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Some Ethical Problems with the 150-Semester Hour Accounting Education Requirement

16 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2000  

Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Abstract

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.

Keywords: accounting education, efficiency, ethics, graduate education, 150 semester hour requirement

JEL Classification: D63, I2, J44, K31, M4

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., Some Ethical Problems with the 150-Semester Hour Accounting Education Requirement. Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1998) 629-645. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=251492 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.251492

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://robertwmcgee.com

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