Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Date of Award

Spring 1965

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Economics, Finance, & Accounting


Dr. Milburn Little


In the era since World War II the problems confronting the average entrepreneur have increased immensely, especially in the area of finance, taxation, and governmental control. Tied closely to these problems and serving either as an aid or a hindrance to the owner is the accounting function. As our business society becomes more complex it is apparent that the highly skilled, expertly trained accountant will be in greater demand. The specific problem of this report is to determine, if possible, whether the small, privately endowed, church related, liberal arts colleges of Kansas are offering a course of study in the field of accounting that will provide the graduate with the tools to do an adequate job in actual practice. In addition, we will try to evaluate the faculty of the schools involved from the standpoint of training, experience, and tenure. We realize that many other factors that we will not measure and some we cannot evaluate will also be determinants; however, during this study we will restrict our findings to the points mentioned in this and the preceding paragraph. The schools involved are those which presently constitute the group known as the Kansas Conference and include: (1) Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas, (2) Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 2 (3) Bethel College, Newton, Kansas, (4) College of Emporia, Emporia, Kansas, (5) Friends University , Wichita, Kansas, (6) Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas, (7) McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, (8) Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas, (9) Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, (10) Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas. Enrollments, of course, vary from school to school; however, the enrollment normally ranges from 450 to 650 students. During the remainder of the paper the term, "colleges", will be used to denote the above list of schools.


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