Nurturing accountants with the right expertise for the green economy

In a commentary, SMU Associate Professor of Accounting and Co-Director (Academic Research) of School of Accountancy Research Holly Yang, and SMU Associate Professor of Accounting (Practice)  Wang Jiwei, who is also Programme Director of Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting, highlighted the need to quickly equip the next generation of accountants with sustainability knowledge as sustainability reporting becomes an integral part of any organisation’s sustainability efforts. They discussed how integrating sustainability into the curriculum will nurture a new generation of accounting graduates suited for existing and upcoming positions in sustainability, and shared that at SMU, all incoming undergraduates from 2023 will have to take a foundational course on sustainability. There are plans to expand this in 2024 and require all incoming undergraduates to complete at least one additional specific course in sustainability before graduation.

The Business Times