African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4131

Full Length Research Paper

Accounting education at vocational high schools in Turkey: An application

Semih Buyukipekci
  • Semih Buyukipekci
  • Selcuk University, Tourism Faculty, Department of Tourism Management, Konya, Turkey.
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Huseyin Cetin
  • Huseyin Cetin
  • Necmettin Erbakan University, Tourism Faculty, Department of Tourism Adminastration, Konya/Turkey.
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  •  Received: 08 May 2014
  •  Accepted: 24 September 2014
  •  Published: 14 November 2014

Abstract

Accounting shows the process of taking right and effective decisions to present some regular, complete, and true information of the past and also make a plan towards the future. In other words, while accounting presents information about the present state in of managements, it shows a way for taking reel decisions related to the future and fixing risks and opportunities at the same time. Because accounting is able to perform its functions successfully, people adapting to accountancy will receive a good education. Vocational high schools are opened to train intermediate management staff who need to fulfil an important need for their professional life. However, there are not much academic studies on the extent these schools can reach their goals. So this study tried to put forward how many students in the departments that receive the accounting course at vocational high schools aim at doing a career in the field, which factors are effective while they choose the department, how useful are the accounting courses taken by them in the business life and whether or not there are any differences among students. In this way, a questionnaire was given to the students and graduate of the departments of Accounting, Management, Foreign Trade, Banking, Insurance, and Tourism of Social Sciences Vocational High School of Selcuk University.

 

Key words: Vocational high schools, accounting, accounting education.