DISCUSSION:INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
You will conduct an interview and respond to the Interview Assignment Discussion Board. Late projects will not be accepted. Masters-level writing, including correct use of English grammar and proper, current APA format are required. Further, you should follow all relevant directions already given for Discussions.
Interview Assignment Guidelines:
You will identify a financial or accounting professional (e.g., a practicing CPA or an accountant working internally for a large organization (e.g., Fortune 1000 company, national non-profit organization, branch of the Armed Services, or a mega-church with membership over 1,500), whom you believe can share something with the class about some aspect of business law that they apply in their work.
You will set up an interview with an accounting professional who may be active or retired.
Interviews may be conduct in person, online, or over the phone.
Identify yourself as an MSA student doing research and make it clear that you will take no more than 30 minutes of the accounting professional’s time.
Explain that you are in a business law class for accountants.
Tell your interviewee that you have identified him or her as a financial or accounting professional and that you wanted to find out a financial or accounting professional’s perspective of the importance of an understanding of business law to his or her professional work. Have a good reason (e.g., personal knowledge, an article you have read, testimony of subordinates, etc.)
Discuss some of the core academic concepts you have learned in the course. You can find a good list to get you started by looking at the textbook’s table of contents.
Be sure that you can contact your interviewee again to thank them and to ask them if you have any follow-up questions.
Submit a thread to the Discussion with a description of the interview. Include what you have learned about the importance of an understanding of business law to the accounting profession.
The description must be at least 1,000 words in length excluding the reference list.