ACCOUNTING SKILLS REQUIRED BY BUSINESS EDUCATION GRADUATES FOR SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE
APPROVAL PAGE
CERTIFICATION PAGE
DEDICATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
TABLE OF CONTENT
LIST OF TABLES
ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Study
Research Questions
Hypotheses
Delimitation of the Study

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Conceptual Framework
            Business Education
            Business Education Graduates
            Skills
            Accounting
            Accounting Skills
Accounting Skills required by Business Education
            Graduates
            Business Education Lecturers
            Entrepreneurship
            Sustainability of Entrepreneurship
Theoretical Framework
Katz’s three Skill Approach Theory
Entrepreneurial Skill Trait Theory
Winterbothem Theory of Soft Skill
Related Empirical Studies
Summary of Literature Reviewed

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY
Design of the Study
Area of the Study
Population for the Study
Sample and Sampling Technique
Instrument for Data Collection
Validation of the Instrument
Reliability of the Instrument
Method of Data Collection
Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA
Research Question 1
Research Question 2
Research Question 3
Research Question 4
Research Question 5
Testing of Hypotheses
Hypothesis 1
Hypothesis 2
Hypothesis 3
Hypothesis 4
Hypothesis 5
Finding of the Study
Discussion of the Findings

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Re-statement of the Problem
Summary of Procedures Used
Summary of Findings
Implications of the Study for Cost Accounting
Conclusions
Recommendations
Limitations of the Study
Suggestions for Further Studies

REFERENCES




ABSTRACT

The major purpose of the study was to determine the accounting skills required by Business Education graduates for sustainable entrepreneurship in Enugu State, Nigeria. Five research questions and five null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. Four hundred and fifty four (454) business education lecturers and graduates in entrepreneurship businesses in Enugu state under Small and Medium Scale enterprises (SMEs) form the population of the study. While two hundred and forty six (246) business education lecturers and graduates in entrepreneurship businesses in Enugu state under Small and Medium Scale enterprises (SMEs) form the sample, made up of 224 graduates and 22 lecturers. A questionnaire on accounting skills required of business education graduates was used for the study. The reliability of the instrument was gotten using Cronbach Alpha formula with overall reliability index of 0.76 gotten. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions and t-test was used to test the null hypotheses. Findings revealed that the accounting skills required by business education graduates are in the area of stocktaking, profit and loss account, bank statement reconciliation, balance sheet and computer based accounting skills. Finally, it was recommended among others, that in-services training should be provided to graduates of business education so as to enable them acquire the skills for sustainable entrepreneurship venture to be achieved.





CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

Business education is a type of education that gives skills for business rated occupations. Business education trains learners or provides learners with information or competencies needed by all in the management of personal business affairs. However, Business Education according to the American Vocational Association in Osuala (2004) is a programme of instruction which consists of two parts: the first part is office education; a programme for office careers through initial refresher and upgrading education, leading to employment and advancement in office occupation. The second part is general business education; a programme to provides students with information and competencies which are needed by all in managing personal business affairs and in using the services of the business world.



Business education is the sum total of human activities directed towards providing and acquiring specialist knowledge, skills and attitude that are required for successful promotion of business enterprise (Osuala, 2004). Anao (2006) defined business education as an educational process or content which has its primary aim as the preparation of people for roles in business enterprise. Two major specific objectives of business education are the preparation of learners.....



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