To increase the number of African Americans in the accounting profession in the 21st century, more accounting majors must be recruited into graduate programs so that they will meet the 150 hour education requirement ofthe AICPA and a large number of states. Effective graduate program recruitment strategies should consider the influences and perceived benefits that motivate African Americans to pursue advanced degrees. This study surveyed African American undergraduate accounting majors to determine their opinions on certain influen‐tial factors and benefits. The major influence on thedecision to attend graduate school was the respondent’sown personal and professional goals. Greater upward mobility was the most important benefit perceived by survey participants.
Birkett, B. and Kiel, M. (1995), "Attitudes of African American Accounting Students Toward Graduate Education", American Journal of Business, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 29-34. https://doi.org/10.1108/19355181199500013Download as .RIS
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