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
Date Written: September 11, 2012
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
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