Designing an Accounting Analytics Course Using Experiential Learning Approach

Accountancy Business and the Public Interest, 2017, Vol 16: 1-23

30 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2016 Last revised: 23 May 2017

See all articles by Gary Pan

Gary Pan

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy

Venky Shankararaman

Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems

Poh-Sun Seow

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy

Gan-Hup Tan

Singapore Management University

Date Written: January 1, 2016

Abstract

This paper describes an undergraduate accounting analytics course which was delivered based on an experiential learning approach. This accounting analytics course is timely as, with the proliferation of Big Data, several accounting professional bodies have highlighted the importance of developing analytical skills among accounting graduates. The experiential learning approach was adopted because there is a need to equip students with future work skills so as to tackle increasingly complex problems. The professors collaborate with external partners to design a course which combines theory with experiential learning through heavy use of projects involving real world problems. Students rated the course favourably. The students’ feedback indicated that the experiential learning approach is beneficial for their overall learning outcomes such as enhancing their problem-solving, analytical, reasoning and communication skills. The course demonstrates a curriculum design that integrates industry experience with classroom learning. External partners were also supportive of the experiential learning approach.

Keywords: accounting analytics, experiential learning, project-based learning

Suggested Citation

Pan, Gary and Shankararaman, Venky and Seow, Poh-Sun and Tan, Gan-Hup, Designing an Accounting Analytics Course Using Experiential Learning Approach (January 1, 2016). Accountancy Business and the Public Interest, 2017, Vol 16: 1-23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2728166 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2728166

Gary Pan

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy ( email )

60 Stamford Road
Singapore 178900
Singapore

Venky Shankararaman

Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems ( email )

80 Stamford Road
Singapore, 178902
Singapore

Poh-Sun Seow (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy ( email )

60 Stamford Road
Singapore, 178900
Singapore

HOME PAGE: http://accountancy.smu.edu.sg/faculty/profile/76099/SEOW-Poh-Sun

Gan-Hup Tan

Singapore Management University ( email )

Li Ka Shing Library
70 Stamford Road
Singapore 178901, 178899
Singapore

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
43
Abstract Views
408
PlumX Metrics