This study explores the relationship between performance in entry‐level graduate accounting coursework and prior accounting work experience and undergraduate accounting coursework experience. Prior accounting work experience is defined more precisely than in previous studies so that its effects on graduate performance can better be measured. Performance is compared using Chi‐square tests, t‐tests and Mann‐Whitney tests. The results suggest that both educational and work experience are necessary for either to be of help. This differs from the findings in prior studies.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.