Professional Topic Research Paper Assignment: on Capital Budgeting
The purpose of this assignment is for students to research and learn about current topics in managerial accounting. Further, you will apply your understanding of the managerial accounting concept and technique by identifying how it can be used to support business decision making.
The research must be conducted using peer-reviewed trade or academic journals. While blogs, Wikipedia, encyclopedias, textbooks, popular magazines, newspaper articles, online websites, etc., are helpful for providing background information, these resources are NOT suitable resources for this research assignment. The UC Library staff are very helpful with assisting students in using the UC Online Library journal database. Please contact them if you have issues.
Choose an applicable managerial accounting concept or technique.
Research/find a minimum of at least two (2) different peer-reviewed journal articles on your topic from the University of the Cumberlands Library online business database.
The article(s) must be current/published within the last five (5) years. (The one exception is for the History of Managerial Accounting topic; it is difficult to find current articles on history.)
Write a 3-4 page double-spaced paper in APA format discussing the findings on your specific topic in your own words. The paper length does not include cover page or References page. Structure your paper as follows:
Title of paper
Overview describing the importance of the research topic in your own words
Purpose of research of the article in your own words
Review of the Literature summarized in your own words.
Conclusion in your own words.
Personal Thoughts (demonstration application of how the concept/technique can be used to support business decision making).