This paper describes the rationale, implementation issues, and our learning experiences in designing and teaching a senior accounting capstone course. A capstone course is usually a culminating academic experience that ties together all previous courses in an academic discipline and facilitates transition to a chosen career (Henscheid 2000). The rationale for our accounting capstone course is based on institutional and departmental objectives, as well as accounting education change initiatives. We review characteristics of capstone courses in undergraduate education, and discuss similarities to our course. We also address implementation issues with respect to course content, instructional methods, assignment of faculty, class size, and assessment. Finally, we describe course requirements and specific assignments from our accounting capstone course. Appendices include our course syllabus, and a comprehensive list of topics and readings.

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