List of accounting topics for 2018 masters students
Welcome to this article on how to choose the topic for your research and analysis project for the Kenyan university MBA with a specialization in Accounting.
The first two pieces of advice I can give you are reading the guidelines that your university makes available and remember that it is you who selects the topic and organization, not your supervisor, tutor fellow students or anybody else. It is your project. Of course, you may wish to discuss some concerns but it is your decision. You’re going to be the one who’s going to spend time researching and writing the research and analysis project so you need to be comfortable and confident about the subject.
Before deciding on the Kenyan organization for your project you must choose from a list of topics available. There are many myths about what is the easiest topic to pass or the one that has the highest pass rate; not one of those myths is supported by evidence. The easiest topic is the one you know most about and would enjoy researching and writing and there is no evidence supporting the theory that some have a higher pass rate than others.
You need to think about the kind of Kenyan research that will be required or is appropriate for your topic choice, for example, the most popular topic with around two thirds of submissions, is the business and financial performance of an organization over a three-year period and this will almost certainly be supported 100% by secondary research of material in the public domain. Any attempt to try to arrange an interview with a senior executive of a major organization will probably not succeed. Indeed, if all the interviews alleged to have taken place in student’s research and analysis projects actually did take place the executives concerned would have no time to carry out their duties. In any event, you are less likely to obtain objective comments and answers from the company than an independent commentator. If you think about it with this view would also apply to some other topics.
The second most popular topic, the key factors or indicators in the motivation of employees in an organization it would be hard to imagine that this would be possible to complete such a project without extensive primary research. Again, this approach would apply to some other topics. So, having selected your topic you must now choose your organization. Remember that you will be looking for a great deal of information about the organization so my first piece of advice is to look up the name of the organization you’re thinking about on the Internet. If you get very few hits it probably is not a good idea to make that the subject of your research.
I’m often asked if it is possible to write a project where the subject organization is a charity, government department or a public authority. Of course, in theory, it is but it will rather depend on the topic, for example, such organizations would not lend themselves to some topics or some others where business and financial performance is critical to the research and analysis project. On the other hand, they could well be very appropriate for other topics dealing with budget control, motivation etc.
Another question that I’m frequently asked is whether it’s a good idea to use your own employer as a subject organization. Of course, the first thing to consider here is the question of ethics. You are likely to have access to sensitive information that is not in the public domain; you must provide evidence from your employer that you have been given permission to reveal such data. From my own experience of marking and moderating these many projects I have found that using your employer for any of the accounting topics is really not a good idea, not just for ethical reasons although they are important, but also because it is difficult not to have a preconceived conclusion about the company whether good or bad. Also, if the organization is not well known and for whom information is not in the public domain it may be impossible for you to provide sufficient referencing to enable the market to verify the data and information that you’re using.
Of course, there are other topics where using your employer is not only very beneficial but sometimes essential. Topics on motivation would almost certainly require the completion of questionnaires or interviews that would be extremely difficult if we did not work there, but don’t forget the ethical question. Writing about an organization’s budgeting control would also be very difficult from outside that organization. There are other examples but I’m sure that you can work that out. One last thing; a lot of thought has gone into the titles of the topics you can choose from. They all reflect a part of your universities syllabus. They are very clear as to what is required from each of them. Make sure that your research and analysis project meets those requirements. You cannot write a report and then decide which topic it matches most. The research and analysis project must be written specifically to fit the requirements of that topic heading.
In summary, once you choose the topic and company that you want to write about, make sure there’s plenty of data and the public domain check on the Internet, and think about whether the topic is appropriate for the organization, also be careful and think if the topic is appropriate if using your employer and remember to consider ethics, five make sure you write to cover all the requirements of the topic. Thank you for reading and if you need assistance don’t hesitate to call us.
A few accounting topics are listed below:
- The Concept of Profit In Economics And Accounting
- Inflation Accounting and Present Company Financial Reporting in Kenya
- Management Of Accounts Receivable
- The Development Of Accounting Profession And Its Application To East Africa
- A Survey Of The Need And Scope For Independent Audit Of Management By Certified Public Accountants
- Accounting For The Sub-Division And Distribution Of Land By United Liability Companies In Kenya: A Analytical Study
- Need And Scope For Accounting Information Disclosure In Collective Bargaining In Kenya
- The Role Of The Accountant In Assisting The Small Business Client In Solving His Financial Problems: A Survey Of The Kenyan Situation
- Employer’s Accounting For The Cost Of Pension Schemes In Kenya
- The Case For Human Resource Accounting In Kenya
- Leasing In Kenya: Magnitude And Accounting Treatment
- A Discriminant Model To Distinguish Between Successful Account & Non-Accounting Students In The F.O.C Of U.O.N.
- Repercussion Accounting In Publicly Quoted Because In Kenya
- The Prediction Of Corporate Failure Using Price Adjusted Accounting Data
- The Case For Human Resource Accounting In Kenya
- The Potential Impact Of Public Accounts Committee (Pac) And Public Investments Committee (Pic) On National Accountability And Transparency Under The New Changes On The Standing Orders
- A Survey Of Human Resources Accounting Disclosure In The Published Accounts & Reports: The Case Of Companies Quoted At N.S.C.
- A Survey Of Management Accounting Practices By Publicly Quoted Companies In Kenya
- Accounting Determined Measures Of Systematic Risk At NSE: An Empirical Study
- Application Of Strategic Management Accounting By Large Manufacturing Companies In Nairobi
- Changes In Share Prices As Predictors Of Accounting Earnings
- Forecasting Cash Flow From Accounts Receivable Using A Markov Chain Model. The Case Of Davis & Shirtliff Ltd.
- Factors Considered In Selection And Implementation Of Accounting Information Systems. A Case Of Companies Quoted In The Nse
- A Survey Of The Extent Of Compliance With International Accounting Standards Disclosure Requirements For Listed Companies At The Nse
- An Empirical Investigation Of The Correlation Between Accounting Based & Market Based Performance Measures For Companies Quoted At The Nse
- A Survey Of Outsourcing Of Accounting Services In Firms Listed On The Nse
- Fundamental Accounting Variables & Stock Return. Evidence From Nse