Factors Influencing Students' Choice of Accounting as a Major: Further Evidence from Kuwait
Global Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 7, No. 1, Pp.165 – 177, March 2016
13 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Date Written: March 14, 2016
The objective of this study is to explore the factors influencing the decision of the students on two-year College education to accept the offer of accounting as a major. The study examines the influence of variables such as career opportunities, family members and friends, and earnings potential on students’ decision to accept the offer of accounting major. A survey was conducted among all students majoring in accounting at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training College. The findings reveal that career opportunities, prestige, and interesting subject have a significant influence on the students’ decision to opt for accounting as a major. The results also show no impact of gender, or the type of high school education, on the decision of students major in accounting.
Keywords: Accounting Education, College of Business Studies, Accounting Major, Accounting Students' Career Choice, Kuwait
JEL Classification: M41
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