Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Mr. Joel Faidley

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Dr. Lana Becker, Dr. William Heise


The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has recently introduced a new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that will require financial institutions to measure their loan losses using a new Expected Loss Model (ELM) that emphasizes forward looking financial decisions. Numerous financial journals hypothesize that large financial institutions will face difficulties when implementing the new ASU. This research explores the potential implementation issues that small, local financial institutions, specifically Eastman Credit Union (ECU), will encounter as they begin the implementation process.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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