Meagan is a graduate student in the accounting program at your school. While she has excelled in her auditing classes, managerial and cost accounting, and AIS classes, she has not performed as well in her required financial accounting classes but has still maintained a high overall GPA. Meagan wishes to pursue a career in auditing because she has done well in auditing classes, and she wishes to avoid a career in financial accounting because she has not done well in those classes.
a. Explain why Meagan’s reasoning is flawed.
b. Will Meagan be able to excel in her career without a strong base in financial accounting? Explain.
c. Will her strong performance in her managerial and cost accounting classes and AIS class help her in her auditing career?