IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 10, October 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
The purpose of this paper is to investigate factors that influence accounting students’ preference toward career paths. Career path refers to the choices of jobs and occupational positions an individual may choose to hold. Accounting students may choose to advance their career into one of the following areas: financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, auditing, finance, etc. According to past literature, choices of career path are influenced by intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, third parties, and career exposure. Therefore, the objective of this study is to measure which factors influencing accounting student’s career paths in Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. A simple random sampling method is used to select participants for this study. A quantitative approach is used in this study. Accordingly, data are collected using a questionnaire, designed in a Likert’s scale method. This study is limited to students who are in Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. In this study, four variables are used to measure the factors influencing accounting student’s career paths in Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.