Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Arts


Business Administration

First Advisor

Leo Niemi

Second Advisor

Gordon Stegink

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Chapter I

The Problem and Its Background

Introduction and Description

Among the many problems confronting the college accounting teacher today is how to best utilize the computer in a meaningful way in course instruction. Encouraged by an increasing reliance on computers in business and motivated by the desire to make course offerings more relevant and attractive, the computer has emerged as an extremely useful tool in accounting analysis. With the availability of computer facilities on most college campuses today, accounting faculties are devoting more attention to expanding and enriching the computer applications in a variety of accounting courses. The introduction of the computer into such an environment presents a myriad of problems to the typical instructor which can only be overcome by careful, detailed planning and organization.