Should Blockchain be added to the Accounting Curriculum? Evidence forma Survey of Students, Professionals and Academics

Authors

  • Elizabeth A Felski SUNY Geneseo
  • Tyson B Empey SUNY Geneseo

Abstract

Blockchain is quickly emerging as a technology that could transform accounting as we know it. As with any new technology, accounting academics must assess if the instruction of this new technology should be added to the curriculum. This paper sheds light on this topic through a series of surveys given to professionals, students and academics in an effort to understand expectations of student’s knowledge of blockchain. Our study provides evidence that professionals expect students to have a basic understanding of blockchain yet they do not have this knowledge despite showing an interest in learning about blockchain. Professors also believe students should have this knowledge yet some institutions have failed to add it to the curriculum. For those institutions interested in adding blockchain to their curriculum, this study provides support for adding this content to an AIS/Systems course, which may be easier to implement at the graduate level.

Downloads

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Felski, E. A., & Empey, T. B. (2020). Should Blockchain be added to the Accounting Curriculum? Evidence forma Survey of Students, Professionals and Academics. The Accounting Educators’ Journal, 30. Retrieved from https://aejournal.com/ojs/index.php/aej/article/view/609

Issue

Section

Articles