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Accounting: The Real Deal

Zivia Sweeney
Leventhal School of Accounting

The goal of this seminar is to introduce students to the field of accounting and its impact on society and the global economy. If you’ve thought about accounting as a major, but aren’t sure what it involves, you’re welcome to find out here. We’ll take a look at the following topics:
  • overview of  terminology, definitions, and concepts
  • external versus managerial accounting
  • ethics and its importance in accounting and business
  • common myths and misconceptions about the field of accounting
  • overview of the profession and future trends, including IFRS
  • ways to overcome commonly perceived barriers to majoring in accounting
  • accounting careers
  • student-produced videos from the last year