• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

 Knowing How Business Students Choose Accounting as a Major

Arabella Quezada1, Yeong Nain Chi2
(1. Department of Accounting and MIS, School of Business, The University of Texas at Brownsville, USA;
2. Department of Finance and Economics, School of Business, The University of Texas at Brownsville, USA)

Abstract: In today’s business environment, it is crucial to recruit competent and talented accounting students to the field. Understanding what influences business students to select their major can help accounting recruiters to attract and retain bright students who have the potential to benefit the accounting field. This study investigated the influence of certain individuals, such as the accounting principles instructor, on students’ decision to major in accounting. Furthermore, the study presents additional information about accounting majors, such as motivating factors and timing of major selection, which can assist in improving recruiting strategies and providing guidance on career and job opportunities.

Key words: accounting major; business students; career selection

JEL code: M41

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