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Generic skills in accounting: Perspectives of Chinese postgraduate students
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 07:42 authored by Bernadette SmithBernadette Smith, William Maguire, Han, HH
This study examines Chinese accounting students' perceptions of skills required for a professional accounting position in Australia and of the emphasis placed on skills during their postgraduate Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) course. The study is motivated by concerns about international students' inadequate generic skills and their difficulty in securing professional employment. We find that Chinese students perceive 'communication skills' to be the most important for their professional employment in Australia, but at the same time they tend to overemphasise technical skills and underemphasise other desirable generic skills.
Publication titleAccounting and Finance
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publicationAustralia
Rights statementCopyright 2016 AFAANZ