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Product Realization Capstone: Element Proof Safety Steps For Willie Price Lab School, Catherine Thomas, Allan Heuerman, Jared Mumme 2020 University of Mississippi

Product Realization Capstone: Element Proof Safety Steps For Willie Price Lab School, Catherine Thomas, Allan Heuerman, Jared Mumme

Honors Theses

The purpose of this document is to describe the process we took to complete our capstone which paired the Center for Manufacturing Excellence with the Willie Price Lab School. The goal of the capstone was to remake step stools for the students of Willie Price, as the last stools failed to withstand weather damage. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, plans were hindered, shifting the goal from actually producing the steps to creating instructions so that a younger Center for Manufacturing class could complete the production at a later date. Standardized Work Instructions, a detailed production plan, and engineering drawings were ...


An Analysis Of The Fundamentals And Professional Applications Of Financial Accounting, Ella Jayne Stone 2020 University of Mississippi

An Analysis Of The Fundamentals And Professional Applications Of Financial Accounting, Ella Jayne Stone

Honors Theses

This work is a series of case studies examining key theoretical concepts in financial accounting and their professional applications. Each case study focuses on a different significant accounting topic that, when considered together, create a single, complete analysis of items and events that are represented within financial accounting practices. This is achieved through analysis of financial statements, the accompanying notes to the financial statements, and information gathered from relevant press releases. Additionally, this work examines professional elements of the accounting field. The research and analysis conducted within this work was completed in conjunction with formal accounting education courses which helped ...


A Study Of The Marketing Analysis Concerning Mind The Gap: A Wall-Bed Space Saving Platform, Brenna Johnson 2020 University of Mississippi

A Study Of The Marketing Analysis Concerning Mind The Gap: A Wall-Bed Space Saving Platform, Brenna Johnson

Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to conduct a marketing analysis on the capstone project concerning the product titled Mind the Gap. The thesis will explore the potential industries that could be entered and marketing strategies that would be implemented if the Mind the Gap product was mass produced and either sold online or through brick and mortar locations. Outlined in this research is an analysis of the competitive landscape, potential target markets, situational aspects concerning this product, and the resulting recommended marketing mix. The Mind the Gap is centered around a practical and efficient process which has a goal ...


Comprehensive Case Studies Of Financial Reporting Principles And Professional Development Topics, Caroline Bailey 2020 University of Mississippi

Comprehensive Case Studies Of Financial Reporting Principles And Professional Development Topics, Caroline Bailey

Honors Theses

The purpose of this paper was to investigate financial reporting and professional development topics through the analysis of twelve original cases. The following case studies were completed over the course of a nine months in an independent study class in fulfillment of the requirements of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson. Topics looked at included, but were not limited to, data analytic software, the creation of basic financial statements, treatment of various types of debt securities sales, and capitalization v. expensing of costs. Each case study introduced a new topic centered around a ...


A Comprehensive Business Plan For Launching The New Edtech Company Dais Social Group Llc Dba Daisnotes, Nicholas Neilson-Slabach 2020 University of Mississippi

A Comprehensive Business Plan For Launching The New Edtech Company Dais Social Group Llc Dba Daisnotes, Nicholas Neilson-Slabach

Honors Theses

This thesis proposes that an online student-to-student academic social networking platform designed to enhance academic achievement and student satisfaction would be feasible and profitable. Ample evidence exists that student-to-student interaction in university courses increases academic achievement and student satisfaction. Student-to-student interaction is difficult to achieve in large classes common at universities. DaisNotes is a startup company developed to deliver this academic social networking experience.

Part I of this thesis will discuss the results of original empirical research into student attitudes on current studying methods and connection interfaces to explore the problems college students face academically. The marketing research study tests ...


Agglomeration Economies: How “Y’Allywood” Became The New Hollywood, Joseph Dugan Walker 2020 University of Mississippi

Agglomeration Economies: How “Y’Allywood” Became The New Hollywood, Joseph Dugan Walker

Honors Theses

Agglomeration economies have gained special attention in recent decades. With the increasing connectivity of our world, specialized regional economies are stronger now than ever before. A specific agglomeration economy that has developed in recent years is the Georgia Film Industry. This region surpassed Hollywood as the premier filming location for the first time since the early 1900s when New York was number one. This thesis analyzes the reasons why Georgia was so successful in attracting the film industry and encouraging its development by comparing infrastructure, film tax incentives, population, and labor development to that of competing states like New York ...


Utilization Of Case Studies To Analyze Accounting Principles And Guidelines, Ronald Bristol 2020 University of Mississippi

Utilization Of Case Studies To Analyze Accounting Principles And Guidelines, Ronald Bristol

Honors Theses

The following thesis combines topics learned throughout all the undergraduate studies with real world case studies in order to provide a personalized insight on accounting principles and guidelines set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The thesis displays many cases, each with their on focus on certain Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and how they apply to individual entities. By delving into each in order to discern what sector of guidelines applied and how, the cases were utilized in order to grasp a wide range of issues. The thesis displays understanding of current accounting topics, financial statement analysis and breakdown ...


Topics In Accountancy, Kara Kennedy 2020 University of Mississippi

Topics In Accountancy, Kara Kennedy

Honors Theses

For my thesis, I conducted a thorough analysis of the accounting field and profession through the lens of historical case study examples. In a classroom environment, I researched and debated case topics together with fellow accountancy students under the guidance of our thesis advisor, Dr. Dickinson. Case topics included analysis of broader areas, such as the current conceptual accounting framework or the analysis of accounting careers, along with analysis of more specific areas, such as the sale of debt securities or the appropriate capitalization of costs. Most cases required the evaluation of relevant financial statements in order to gain valuable ...


A By Case Analysis Of Accounting Practices And Issues, John Walker 2020 University of Mississippi

A By Case Analysis Of Accounting Practices And Issues, John Walker

Honors Theses

The completion of my Thesis came as a result of enrolling in ACCY 420, a course taught by Dr. Victoria Dickinson, designed to provide accounting students with the opportunity to craft the thesis over the course of their junior year in college. This way, students are able to gradually write theses by completing several case studies designed to present students with challenging situations in which real-world accounting issues are explored. With the intensified recruiting process and the internship in the winter of senior year, this class was an excellent method to write the thesis during my junior year of college ...


A Comprehensive Review Of Accounting Topics Through Case Studies And Analysis, Delaney White 2020 University of Mississippi

A Comprehensive Review Of Accounting Topics Through Case Studies And Analysis, Delaney White

Honors Theses

This thesis encompasses the information gathered through a series of twelve accounting case studies that I completed throughout the 2018-2019 school year. These case studies explore various accounting theories and concepts within financial reporting and accounting as well as situations that I may find myself faced with in the short term. The case studies required the application of concepts learned over several accounting courses to realistic scenarios and real-life examples and the development of skills to analyze software and complex accounting transactions.

The case studies included topics such as accounting for contingencies, joint venture and equity method investments, pension accounting ...


Case Analyses In Financial Accounting, Jordan Watts 2020 University of Mississippi

Case Analyses In Financial Accounting, Jordan Watts

Honors Theses

The following thesis explores topics in the profession of public accounting, a diverse and ever-evolving field. As the global business environment and economy develop, so must accounting standards and ideas in order to protect the interests of the masses who invest and take part in the larger economy. The following cases expound on important concepts in the field of accountancy and provide careful consideration of standards utilized and debated worldwide. Each case is explored within the context of a different company or situation, allowing for a diverse palette of research topics from which to view the business world through an ...


An Analysis Of The Principles Of Financial Reporting And Their Applications Through The Use Of Case Studies, Thomas Fowlkes 2020 University of Mississippi

An Analysis Of The Principles Of Financial Reporting And Their Applications Through The Use Of Case Studies, Thomas Fowlkes

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a collection of case studies that were completed during two semesters of enrollment in Accounting 420, directed by Dr. Victoria Dickinson. It is presented as a fulfillment of the requirements for the University of Mississippi, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, and the Professional Research and Development Thesis Program. While each of the twelve cases is different, they all provided a significant contribution to my own personal understanding of the principles of financial reporting and how those principles apply to the accounting profession. Each week of the thesis course, I would receive a different set of ...


An Exploration Of Financial Accounting Methodologies And Ethical Decision Making Through Independent Case Studies, Courtney Craven 2020 University of Mississippi

An Exploration Of Financial Accounting Methodologies And Ethical Decision Making Through Independent Case Studies, Courtney Craven

Honors Theses

The following thesis consists of 12 individual case studies that explore various financial accounting methodologies and common ethical challenges. When applicable, each case agrees with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as created by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. No topic is explored twice as each case presents different issues than the others. Each case begins with an executive summary that states broadly its purpose and what the key takeaways were. Then, the cases explore solutions to common issues within the accounting profession. These cases were completed during the 2018-2019 academic year during honors accounting independent study class (ACCY 420) under ...


A Study Of Key Accounting Principles For Financial Reporting Through Analysis Of Case Studies, Brent Austin Thomas 2020 University of Mississippi

A Study Of Key Accounting Principles For Financial Reporting Through Analysis Of Case Studies, Brent Austin Thomas

Honors Theses

The following thesis is a compilation of the solutions and analyses derived from twelve different case studies covering a variety of topics related to financial accounting standards in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. These case studies demonstrate how key accounting principles studied in academia are adapted into practice by businesses for financial reporting. Through the case studies, the real-world presentations of financial statements are analyzed in order to establish a knowledge of the current accounting climate and promote understanding of specific accounting topics. The case studies were completed under ...


Financial Accounting Through Case Studies, Erik Landry 2020 University of Mississippi

Financial Accounting Through Case Studies, Erik Landry

Honors Theses

This thesis is a compilation of twelve case studies designed to promote an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Given the dynamic nature of accounting as a profession, it is imperative that students and professionals have a firm grasp of the foundational principles set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Each case provides insight related to the aforementioned standards and many corollary topics relevant to accounting professionals. The cases rely on both real and fictitious companies and their associated financial statements. The completion of these cases was of great benefit inasmuch as it provided the opportunity to examine essential ...


An Exploration Of Financial And Accounting Principles And Methods, Stephanie Green 2020 University of Mississippi

An Exploration Of Financial And Accounting Principles And Methods, Stephanie Green

Honors Theses

This collection of case studies and text is a culmination of the twelve case studies assigned by Dr. Victoria Dickinson over the course of the Professional Research and Development Research Program. This program that is unique to Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College accounting students at the University of Mississippi, and it encourages the student to engage with the topic matter of accounting, taking a holistic view of what they are simultaneously learning in other courses. Each case examined a different issue or accounting method that ultimately expanded students’ knowledge and better prepared them for their future careers. The case study ...


An Analysis Of Accounting Concepts Through A Comprehensive Series Of Case Studies, Colin Baker 2020 University of Mississippi

An Analysis Of Accounting Concepts Through A Comprehensive Series Of Case Studies, Colin Baker

Honors Theses

This thesis is a compilation of 10 case studies completed under the direction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson during the ACCY 420 course over two semesters to satisfy the requirements of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Each case guides the study of different accounting standards. These include topics such as contingent liabilities, retirement obligations, non-GAAP financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and more. The case topics often coincided with subjects that were being covered in intermediate, audit, and tax accounting. These cases provided an opportunity to learn how to do independent accounting research in FASB codification. Each case exposed me to ...


Cooperating For Charity: The Effect Of Decentralization On French Associations, Ragan Ketrow 2020 University of Mississippi

Cooperating For Charity: The Effect Of Decentralization On French Associations, Ragan Ketrow

Honors Theses

This thesis explored the relationship between the decentralization laws of 1982 and 1983 in France and French associations as well as the resulting lack of exceptionalism in the French nonprofit sector. This thesis explores the claims of the French nonprofit scholar Edith Archambault as she argues that the steep rise in associations in France in the 1980s is due to the legal changes that occured during that same decade. In order to evaluate these claims, I used regression tests to compare the relationship between the growth of associations and other variants including economic growth, disposable income, and government expenditure. In ...


Accounting Issues: An Examination Of Professional And Academic Accounting Topics Through Case Studies, Reynolds Spencer 2020 University of Mississippi

Accounting Issues: An Examination Of Professional And Academic Accounting Topics Through Case Studies, Reynolds Spencer

Honors Theses

The following thesis investigates prevalent topics to the accounting profession and academia. The thesis is comprised of twelve case studies performed over the course of eight months related to problems facing the accounting profession, things to consider when entering the profession, and analysis of existing and fictitious companies. The backgrounds for case studies two, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and twelve were provided by Cases in Financial Reporting by Michael Drake, Ellen Engel, Eric Hurst, and Mary Lea McAnally, as presented in the works cited page. Case study four’s background was provided by Dr. Brett W Cantrell. All other ...


Financial Accounting Principles: A Collection Of Case Studies, Jamison Payne 2020 University of Mississippi

Financial Accounting Principles: A Collection Of Case Studies, Jamison Payne

Honors Theses

This research paper was developed over the course of two semesters under the instruction of Dr. Victoria Dickinson in the honors course ACCY 420. Each week for twelve weeks, we received a case study with various research topics and questions that we were to answer during the course of the week. Each study required us to research a different accounting topic, such as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), internships, and financial statements, that helped further our knowledge on the subjects involved. During this course, and in the creation of this research paper, my knowledge of accounting topics grew to ...


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