ERIC Number: ED225501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Accounting Education in Ontario Universities.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
A 1981 report on accounting education in Ontario universities, which was prepared by a study group of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), is presented. The objective was to advise the COU on the feasibility of establishing a professional school or faculty of accounting in one or more Ontario universities. Attention was directed to the extent to which existing accounting programs meet the needs of those concerned with accounting education, ways in which a professional school of accounting would improve the options for the education of accountants, curricular requirements and appropriate entry levels for professional programs in accounting, and resource requirements of professional schools of accounting and their impact on the Ontario university system. Recommendations include: the accounting profession should offer a program leading to professional licensure that allows for the admission of college graduates on the basis of the foundations developed in their college education; universities should conduct self-evaluations and should experiment with alternative modes of content and organization in providing accounting education; and the model of a professional school of accounting proposed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario should not be accepted as the single mode of university education for professional accountants. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountants, Accounting, College Programs, College Role, Curriculum Evaluation, Degree Requirements, Departments, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Needs Assessment, Professional Education
Council of Ontario Universities, 130 St. George Street, Suite 8039, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2T4 Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario