FIU Business professor Antoinette Smith receives MBAF Professorship in Accounting.

Antoinette Smith, professor in the School of Accounting, has been awarded the Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra (MBAF) Professorship in Accounting at FIU Business. She’s the first woman professor at FIU Business to hold this professorship and recognition for her research productivity. In 2019, Smith became the first Black woman to receive full professorship in the School of […]

Injustice, race and equity: FIU Business student-driven panel starts an important conversation.

Injustice, race and equity: FIU Business student-driven panel starts an important conversation.

The killing of George Floyd in police custody galvanized the U.S., putting issues of racially-motivated violence, inequity and injustice at the center of a national movement. To address these issues at FIU Business, the Dean’s Student Advisory Board (DSAB) has launched a series of “Conversations on Race and Equity.” “We know that this is not […]

NABA FIU honored with Regional Chapter of the Year award.

NABA FIU honored with Regional Chapter of the Year award.

The FIU Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA FIU) won the Southern Region Outstanding Chapter of the Year award at the organization’s 2020 convention, “Insight Reimagined,” which was held virtually July 8 – 9, 2020. In 2018, a dozen business students re-launched NABA’s dormant FIU Business chapter to create a support network […]

Process excellence impacts competitive advantage for hospitals, FIU Business study.

As hospitals face increasing pressure to balance strategic priorities and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care delivery, new research from Antoinette Smith, associate professor in the School of Accounting, reveals that a focus on process excellence can improve a hospital’s competitive position. The research looked at what happens when hospitals make improvements in three […]

Oh the places you'll go: FIU accounting students get "Seuss"ian insights from a corporate success story.

Oh the places you’ll go: FIU accounting students get “Seuss”ian insights from a corporate success story.

Right off the bat it was clear the presentation by Will Billings, vice president and global controller at World Fuel Services, would be different. He brought a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” which he asked the graduate students in Associate Professor Antoinette Smith’s IT Auditing class to sign. His talk, on […]

Faculty Notes: March-April 2017

Faculty Notes: March-April 2017

Accounting A research paper authored by Associate Professor Antoinette Smith and Assistant Professor Jonathan Milian titled “An Investigation of Analysts’ Praise of Management During Earnings Conference Calls” was highlighted a story titled “Great Groveling, Guys: Counting All the Ways Analysts Fawn Over Management” published in The Wall Street Journal on March 10, 2017. The paper […]

New FIU Forensic Accounting track teaches students to follow the money, one class at a time.

New FIU Forensic Accounting track teaches students to follow the money, one class at a time.

Nevin Shapiro, who once owned a legitimate wholesale grocery distribution business, chose to make money an easier way: by defrauding investors and cooking the books. It meant a 20-year prison sentence for the former Miami Beach resident. Yet for students in Associate Professor Antoinette Smith’s introductory class in forensic accounting, Shapiro’s crime served as an […]