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This monthly e-newsletter brings you a roundup of the top stories affecting accounting education, ideas for innovation in the classroom, and resources from the AICPA to support educators.

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Performing a simple linear regression in Excel

When teaching cost behavior in a managerial or cost accounting course, we explain that there are various methods a company can use to estimate its fixed and variable costs, including regression analysis. The next time you cover this topic, consider teaching students how to perform a simple linear regression analysis in Excel.

The abilities employers seek from accounting graduates

Today’s accounting graduates are tasked with learning new technologies at a more rapid pace, dealing with larger datasets, and solving more complex problems earlier on in their careers than their predecessors did.

Resilient accounting students suffer less burnout

A study of accounting students revealed that more resilient students had stronger mental health and were less likely to experience burnout. Kenneth J. Smith, CPA, one of the study’s authors, observes that resilience is a skill that can be learned.

See descriptive statistics in Excel

Learn how to use Excel to quickly calculate basic descriptive statistics for a dataset, including mean, standard deviation, minimums, and maximums.


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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.