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Quantifying the advantage of secondary mathematics study for accounting and finance undergraduates

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  • Jamie Alcock
  • Sophie Cockcroft
  • Frank Finn

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We examine the role that secondary mathematics plays in the performance of students in introductory business courses. Students who pass more advanced secondary mathematics subjects perform significantly better in introductory business courses. This 'mathematics effect' is significantly stronger than the effect of other business-related secondary subjects, such as economics or accounting. Our findings also confirm previous studies showing that secondary accounting is beneficial for studying first-year tertiary accounting. Interestingly though, we find that studying secondary economics can detract from a student's introductory tertiary results in some courses. Our findings have implications for educators and administrators as well as current secondary students. Copyright (c) The Authors. Journal compilation (c) 2008 AFAANZ.

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  • Jamie Alcock & Sophie Cockcroft & Frank Finn, 2008. "Quantifying the advantage of secondary mathematics study for accounting and finance undergraduates," Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 48(5), pages 697-718.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:acctfi:v:48:y:2008:i:5:p:697-718
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    1. Averil Cook, 2010. "Improving the Success Rate in Statistics," Discussion Papers Series 415, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    2. Hunjra, Ahmed Imran & Rehman, Kashif-Ur- & Ahmad, Abrar & Safwan, Nadeem & Rehman, Ijaz-Ur, 2009. "Factors explaining the choice of finance major: students’ perception towards finance profession," MPRA Paper 40687, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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