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Accounting Education in Russia and the USA: A Comparative Study

Andreas School of Business Working Paper

30 Pages Posted: 6 May 2004  

Galina Preobragenskaya

Abu Dhabi University - Department of Accounting

Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: May 2004

Abstract

This study compares and contrasts the accounting education provided by Russian universities with that given at American universities. Two typical universities were chosen for comparison purposes, one Russian and one American. Their curricula were compared and evaluated. Accounting educators at five Russian universities were also interviewed. The information gathered during the course of those interviews is also discussed. It was found that Russian accounting students spend a significantly longer amount of time studying both accounting and other subjects during the course of their university attendance. Part of the reason is because the average Russian accounting program is five years, compared to four years in the American system. However, Russian accounting students also spend more time at their studies each year.

Keywords: accounting education, Russia, CIS, transition economy

JEL Classification: A22, I20, P20, M40

Suggested Citation

Preobragenskaya, Galina and McGee, Robert W., Accounting Education in Russia and the USA: A Comparative Study (May 2004). Andreas School of Business Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=538562 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.538562

Galina G. Preobragenskaya

Abu Dhabi University - Department of Accounting ( email )

PO Box 59911
Abu Dhab
United Arab Emirates

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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