This comment updates an analysis of the supply of, and demand for, accounting graduates that was published in 1996. This analysis shows that the imbalance between supply and demand continues. It also shows that the slight increases in supply of, and demand for, master's degrees has been accompanied by large decreases in the supply of, and demand for, bachelor's degrees. The data do not suggest that mandated five‐year programs can be justified by a change in the demand for graduates.
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American Accounting Association