Week 1 Term Paper Submission
Select a topic problem statement. Prepare a one-page summary (double-spaced) describing your topic proposal problem statement. You should discuss your overall topic along with three to five areas you plan to analyze and how you plan to approach your research on this topic. Your problem statement should also explain how the topic fits with the capstone course, accounting degree, and focus area.
Be careful, make sure to avoid plagiarism and to use quotation marks and proper citation as required.
The Term Paper is an opportunity for you to conduct research and explore in depth an issue pertinent to the role of an accountant in your chosen area of interest. The objective of the Term Paper is to research, evaluate, and propose practical applications of the concepts learned from many courses and from your chosen area of interest. Please choose a topic from any of the following broad areas.
- Financial accounting and reporting
- Governmental accounting and reporting
- Nonprofit accounting and reporting
- Managerial accounting
Although the topic areas are fairly open-ended, it is expected that your paper will document theoretical underpinnings as well as practical implications. Suppose, for example, your interest is in auditing for fraud. An ideal paper would include not only a discussion of why fraud occurs but also recommendations for a business or other entity to guard against fraud. Hence, a deeper discussion of internal control procedures and the role of internal and external auditors would be appropriate. In effect, both the why and how of implementing relevant tools, technologies, process, procedures, and policies would need to be addressed.
Guidelines: APA format and citations are required.