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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Demand for Accounting Grads Reaches All-Time High

Journal of Accountancy:  Demand for Accounting Grads Reaches All-Time High:

A new study examining supply and demand trends in accounting found that the profession is thriving—with college enrollments, degrees awarded, and demand for new accounting graduates all reaching all-time highs. [AICPA, 2013 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits] ...

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Perhaps we can stop another "law school type scam" in the making...

1) Top graph shows 61k accounting bachelor degrees *awarded*.

2) Second graph shows 24k accounting bachelor degree holders *hired* by accounting firms (presumably the firms displaying the greatest demand - unless there are underpants-gnome like "accounting-advantage" jobs to go with "JD advantage" jobs...)

3) Puzzling narrative pushed by Journal of Accountancy - profession "thriving"

As with the "law schools for scandal", it appears that the accounting profession is completely ignoring the supply-demand imbalance (at least at the undergraduate level).

Your thoughts?

What it is about "higher educators" that make them so willing to misinterpret data in their favor?

Posted by: cas127 | Jun 26, 2013 1:16:36 PM