Motives and expectations for studying accounting: A case study of a polytechnic in New Zealand

D'mello, Annsten and Saadeh, Ahmed (2018) Motives and expectations for studying accounting: A case study of a polytechnic in New Zealand. Applied Management Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, July, 2018.

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New Zealand schools, universities, and institutes are known worldwide for their high standards. From 2007 to 2012 the international enrolments in postgraduate courses rose to 74.3%. In 2012, 47,668 international students enrolled with New Zealand’s funded tertiary education providers and 90,120 enrolled in 2013. This study aims to explore why international students choose to study accounting at a New Zealand polytechnic and what are their expectations of their study. To get answers to the above questions the qualitative research methods are used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted. The participants were mainly international students who were enrolled for an accounting course so that first-hand feedback could be received with an inductive approach. The findings from this research will help educational institutes to gain a better understanding of student’s expectations and accordingly tailor their qualifications. After conducting the interviews, few findings were related to the research literature. The research is still not complete as interviews are yet to be conducted with a couple of participants. As of now, the participants have expressed their interest of studying in New Zealand so that they can work in the economy. Since there are many small-medium sized enterprises, there is a good opportunity for accountants as most of their accounting needs are outsourced. After conducting sufficient interviews, data can be extracted to gain a precise understanding.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:accounting, polytechnics, New Zealand, business, education, students
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:6250
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