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Norton, Curtis L.

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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Department of Accountancy


The research I performed was to come to the conclusion whether or not ethics education should be integrated into the accountancy curriculum. I read several books and magazine articles on the topic, which are introduced in my thesis. Also introduced in the thesis were major studies performed to evaluate the effectiveness of ethics education in business curriculums at several colleges and universities. Based on my research and personal feelings toward the subject, I came to the conclusion that ethics education should be integrated into accounting courses after business principles courses have been completed. My conclusion remained unchanged from before I began the project. I found many advocates of ethics education while doing my research, and believe there is a great need for ethics education in all curriculums, but especially in curriculums that prepare the student for such a highly ethical profession.


25 pages




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