7 May 2015:
Celebrating P4A

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We are excited to invite you to a very special event, looking at the future of accountancy education. As part of our yearlong pilot programme – Philosophy for Accountancy – we will showcase the work of our distinguished student cohort studying accounting, and will engage in dynamic discussion about the future of the profession and the role of education.

Philosophy for Accountancy is a pioneering university initiative, which envisions accounting as a rigorous academic field of study, as it introduces the breadth of the liberal arts and the depth of philosophical inquiry within the professional education curriculum. In actively engaging students and academia in critical and holistic discussions, we challenge current thinking and perspectives, and introduce students and future accountants to contemporary challenges facing their profession and society in the 21st century.

Over the past year, we have facilitated regular sessions as part of the first-year auditing class of Penny Clarke. As the programme has gained interest nationally and internationally, we look forward to showcase our achievement over the year and engage with more academics and professionals, who have an interest in promoting professional training that is broader, more proactive and able to foster enlightened values, attitudes and competencies for the 21st century.

Please join us for a lively discussion, enjoy a glass of wine and support our motivated young professionals.

Where: Manchester Business School, MBS East
When: 7 May, from 4:30 – 6:30pm
RSVP: Please email Martin Martinoff

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Approach to P4A

Broadening professional education We aim to explore and advocate for broader professional education which has an active role in shaping the 21st century society. We envision accountancy as a rigorous social science field of study, and not as a technically oriented, procedure-oriented profession, which is the understanding of many students who choose to study it. […]

Philosophy for Accountancy

Philosophy for Accountancy is a pioneering university initiative, which envisions accounting as a rigorous academic field of study, as it introduces the breadth of the liberal arts and the depth of philosophical inquiry within the professional education curriculum. In actively engaging students and academia in critical and holistic discussions, we aim to challenge current thinking […]

Philosophy of P4A

A significant challenge within accountancy studies is its technicality and process-oriented culture, which presents a unique challenge to how students understand, connect and internalise the purpose of the profession. In order to tackle this, the programme works to promote a framework and tools for teaching and learning that will develop a deeper interest and understanding […]

Pilot programme

In 2014-2015, we engaged with Manchester Business School to test our theory in a year-long pilot programme, integrated as part of the ‘Auditing and Professional Accounting Practice’ class of Penny Clarke. These monthly seminars introduced the tools of philosophical inquiry and facilitated discussions to a room of 45 first-year undergraduate accounting students. Coupled with new […]