Ivy College of Business Associate Professor of Accounting Christine Denison had an article featured in Strategic Finance magazine:
The accounting curriculum is packed full—there’s a lot of material to teach students in a limited amount of time. Instructors usually take a theoretical approach, teaching students the ideas underlying the techniques accountants use. This approach is entirely appropriate—at this point in history, the pace of change in technology, business, and the accountant’s role is rapid. Therefore, the most important thing instructors can do for students is to ground them in the philosophy, principles, and reasoning involved in accounting rather than trying to train them for jobs that will have evolved by the time they graduate.