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ERIC Number: EJ1107682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
"The Goal" Project: A Group Assignment to Encourage Creative Thinking, Leadership Abilities and Communication Skills
Huff, Patricia Lee
Accounting Education, v23 n6 p582-594 2014
The classroom assignment described in this paper, "The Goal" Project, gives students an opportunity to develop four of the skills and abilities required to be a successful accountant. In 1990, the Accounting Education Change Commission issued Position Statement Number One, Objectives of Education for Accountants. Appendix B of that statement contains eight categories of knowledge, skills, personal capacities and attitudes that are needed by accounting graduates. The Institute of Management Accountants has outlined the work of a management accountant to include working in small business teams and participating in strategic decision making. The project described in this paper replicates the work an accountant would perform when working in problem-solving teams. Data was collected and results are included from a questionnaire completed by 166 students who participated in "The Goal" Project. The results of perceived improvement in creative problem solving, leadership skills, and oral and written communication skills are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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