Myles Stern and Alan Reinstein accepted for publication in Journal of Accounting Education
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor of Accounting Myles Stern and George R. Husband Endowed Professor of Accounting Alan Reinstein have had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting Education, which is dedicated to promoting and publishing research on accounting education issues and to improving the quality of accounting education worldwide.
The article, “A Blockchain Course for Accounting and Other Business Students,” describes how blockchain, the technology that makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies possible, can be taught within the framework of a business curriculum.
The authors describe how accounting and other business professors can add blockchain as a separate course or an addition to an existing course. Based upon a popular, online course at Wayne State University, they provide examples of a course syllabus, suggested readings, group and individual assignments materials, and student comments. This course addresses two key features that Iansiti and Lakhan (2017) identified about blockchain: novelty and complexity. Given blockchain’s complexity and growing prominence in business, this course develops students’ knowledge, starting with understanding blockchain’s basic concepts and advancing to focus on business applications.