Academic opportunities shared through the PhD Pipeline.

Studies show that minorities, particularly Hispanics and African-Americans, are dramatically under-represented on business school faculties. Achieving greater equity, experts say, will begin with getting more minority students into the “pipeline”—the PhD study process. Antoinette Smith, a member of the School of Accounting faculty in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) has made […]

Annual Faculty Awards Luncheon honors professional accomplishments.

All awards are welcome, but recognition by one’s peers, and for professors, recognition by one’s students, is particularly meaningful. Each year, the dedication of members of the faculty of the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) gets special attention at the Faculty Awards Luncheon. Held this year on October 20th, the luncheon […]

Undergraduates debate the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards.

A year ago, graduate students in the Master of Accounting (MACC) program in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) debated the question “Should the United States adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) now being used by more than 100 countries?” This spring, the first IFRS event for accounting undergraduates took […]

FIU Business captures spot on prestigious UT Dallas ranking of research contributions.

On March 15, 2011, the “The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Top 100 North American Rankings of Business Schools Based on Research Contribution 2006-2010” was released. For the first time, the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) made the list, coming in at #98. “This ranking positions us among the […]

Annual luncheon recognizes faculty contributions.

Faculty members toil long and hard on behalf of their students, the College of Business Administration and Florida International University (FIU). That dedication gets recognized annually at the Faculty Awards Luncheon, this year held on September 24th and attended by approximately 65 dedicated colleagues. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as those from student organizations […]

Class debate on global accounting standards brings complex issue to life.

“Should the United States adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) now being used by more than 100 countries?” That thorny question challenged the 32 students in the Global Accounting, Auditing and Financial Strategy course taught by Stephen Lin in the Master of Accounting (MACC) program in the College of Business Administration at Florida International […]

Women CFOs more reliable?

More evidence for gender equality in the boardroom? A survey finds women make better CFOs. Enthralling news from our friends across the pond: according to the American Accounting Association, female chief financial officers (CFOs) are better at their jobs. Well, sort of: research by the Association has shown that lady CFOs have ‘a higher quality […]

Girls, girls, girls.

At the risk of setting off a corporate war between the sexes, I feel compelled to report the findings of a new study that shows women are more trustworthy than men in reporting companies’ financial results. Come to think of it, the findings are in line with the general impression I’ve gotten that the distaff […]