The writing assignment is to submit an essay that explains the differences between working in public
accounting versus private/corporate accounting and includes a discussion of your personal career goals and
Please consider one of the topics discussed in the semester. You have to designate a title for your report that is
specific and focused on the issue(s) of your interest.
The emphasis will be on practices; that is, how corporations operate. For that, you have to identify at least one
company and conduct a mini case study on the topic of your choice. An ideal presentation will combine theory,
practice and your own observations/comments/judgments.
The reference services of Harry A. Sprague Library at MSU may provide a starting point for this project.
Specifically, the electronic database sources, including ABI/Inform, EBSCO and Lexis-Nexis, are readily
available online for your search. Go to www.montclair.edu/library and look for either Quick Links at the top of
the screen, then use the Select a Database dropdown menu, or click on Articles & more at the main screen and
pick a database.
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