Teaching Valuation to Master’s of Accounting (MAcc) StudentsJames A. ChyzHaslam College of Business
Valuation was introduced into the MAcc curriculum largely in
response to our constituents (i.e., the organizations that hire our students).
New audit, tax, and systems associates are becoming increasingly more likely to
encounter the work done by valuation professionals early in their careers. But
teaching it presents challenges. It is more finance than accounting, it is not
on the CPA exam, and students tend to resist change. This presentation
summarizes my first experience designing and teaching a valuation course for
our MAcc program. I’ll discuss why the course exists and how I approached it.
I’ll cover some of the good, but won’t be afraid to discuss the bad and the
ugly – unfortunately, there was some of both. My presentation could be helpful
for someone contemplating a similar course and for educators seeking a sense
comradery (or schadenfreude) that comes from undertaking a new and somewhat