Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Arts


Business Administration

First Advisor

Dr. Earl Halvas

Second Advisor

Dr. Max O. McKitrick

Third Advisor

Dr. L. Michael Moskovis

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Statement of the Problem

The purpose of this study is to provide sufficient data for determining whether the accounting curriculum in the Grand Rapids Public Schools is providing the training needed by entry-level accounting/bookkeeping/recordkeeping employees for the job tasks defined in the Michigan Department of Education Recommended Minimum Vocational/Technical Program Performance Objectives for Bookkeepers, and to provide data for possible revision of the curriculum.