Factors Influencing the Choice of Accounting as a Major in Ghanaian Universities

Journal of Education and Practice, Vol 3, No 15, 2012

5 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2015

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Gabriel Ahinful

KNUST Finance Office

Richard Paintsil

Ghana Audit Service

Jeff Danquah

Koforidua Polytechnic

Date Written: September 11, 2012

Abstract

Investigating the selection of an academic major has produced a stream of research. This paper focused on the factors influencing the choice of accounting as a major and the impact on academic performance. Respondents were sample drawn from University of Education Winneba-Kumasi (UEW-K) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Questionnaire was used as a data collection tool and analyses was done by using statistical tools such as frequencies and charts. The results of the study revealed that factors such as long-term earnings, good initial salary, and availability of employment are some of the factors which influence students’ choice of Accounting as a major. Again the study found out that choosing Accounting as a major did not have any negative impact on their academic performance.

Keywords: Influence, Accounting Major, Choice of Accounting

Suggested Citation

Ahinful, Gabriel and Paintsil, Richard and Danquah, Jeff, Factors Influencing the Choice of Accounting as a Major in Ghanaian Universities (September 11, 2012). Journal of Education and Practice, Vol 3, No 15, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2548241

Gabriel Ahinful (Contact Author)

KNUST Finance Office ( email )

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Kumasi, Ashanti Region +233
Ghana

Richard Paintsil

Ghana Audit Service ( email )

P.O. Box M96, Ministries
Accra
KUMAS, ASHANTI
Ghana

Jeff Danquah

Koforidua Polytechnic ( email )

Post Office Box KF-981
Koforidua, Eastern Region
Ghana

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