Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Accounting (BBA)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Paula Mooney


This study seeks to explore the expectation gap Georgia Southern University business and non-business majors have toward the work of an auditor. This study aims to assess the understanding of Auditors' responsibility for preventing and detecting fraud. This study will help assess the roles of an auditor, a forensic accountant, and management in fraud detection and prevention. The study will also highlight the importance of equipping students with accounting knowledge relevant to the business environment. The research for the study is conducted through a survey questionnaire and interpreted with Excel software. The hypothesis is that students that are majoring in business will have a better understanding of the importance and roles of an auditor than non-business majors.