Title

A comparative study of accounting and finance bachelor’s degree programs in Australia and Sri Lanka [Conference paper]

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloqium 2016

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

24935

Comments

Originally published as: Edirisinghea, U., & Kapu Arachchilageb D. (2016). A comparative study of accounting and finance bachelor’s degree programs in Australia and Sri Lanka. Paper presented at ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloquium 2016, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia.

Abstract

The dynamic economic environment we encounter today is more financially driven rather than trade driven and due to this transformation there are greater concerns on higher education degree programs in accounting and finance. This study compares accounting and finance bachelor’s degree programs offered by Sri Lankan and Australian universities. 18 universities are selected from the two countries as the sample of this study. Comparison is first made at national policy level and then at programs level by analysing related national frameworks, curriculums of related special/major bachelor’s degree programs. Consequently, similarities, differences, strengths and weaknesses of programs offered by two countries are identified as a mean of lessons to be learned from each other.

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