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ISSN : 2233-4165(Print)
ISSN : 2233-5382(Online)
Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.4 No.2 pp.5-11

Reforming Accounting Education Content to Fulfill Business Environment Needs*

Mahdi Salehi**, Farzaneh Nassir Zadeh***, Mohammad Javad Saei****, Vahab Rostami*****

**Corresponding Author, Accounting Department, Ferdowsi University
of Mashhad, Iran, E-mail:
***Accounting Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
****Accounting Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
*****Department of Economics and Social Science, Payame Noor University,
PO BOX 19395-3697 Tehran, Iran.

Received: October 04, 2013. Revised: October 22, 2013. Accepted: December 16, 2013.


Purpose - Considering the importance of education as thebase for countries’ development, the results of various studiesshow that accounting education is not reconciled to businessenvironment changes with huge defects in methods of educationand knowledge transition.
Research design, data, methodology - By reviewing currentresearch and considering the effect of 12 factors, the studytraces and detects why accounting education is far from thebusiness environment from viewpoints of academic and practitionerbodies. After testing for validity and reliability, 225 questionnaireswere administrated among representatives of threegroups.
Results - Respondents were not satisfied with lack of specificationof various scientific areas of accounting, that less attentionis paid to accounting software education, and about the rarityof workshops for performing accounting skills and discordancebetween accounting education and standard rules.
Conclusions - These findings agreed with Albrecht and Sack(2001) who stated that the current style of accounting educationis very cluttered and incomplete and needs major adjustments:subjects of accounting education must be based on the groundsof work needs not on willing academics.

JEL Classifications : M41, M42, M49.


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