Wijewardena, H. and Roudaki, J., Undergraduate accounting curriculum: The unique case of Iran, School of Accounting & Finance, University of Wollongong, Working Paper 6, 1997.
After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the entire education system in Iran was drastically changed to make it more relevant to the Islamic principles. Accordingly, a single undergraduate accounting curriculum designed by the government was imposed on all universities in Iran in 1982. Since then, undergraduate accounting programmes of all universities have been conducted on the basis of this common curriculum. However, there has been criticism that several features of this curriculum are not appropriate in terms ofeducational objectives and economic conditions of the country. This study examined the nature and content of the above curriculum with the purpose of identifying its weaknesses as well as strengths through a survey of perceptions of accounting educators and practitioners in Iran. The findings of the study has revealed that despite a few desirable features, the existing undergraduate accounting curriculum in Iran suffers from a number of serious weaknesses.