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 […]

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 […]

Telefónica and college exchange expertise to benefit each other.

Through its offerings, the college’s Executive and Professional Education (EPE) office provides an array of programs that satisfies the needs of many different kinds of professionals and their organizations. And if a company has a particular requirement that the full complement of standard programs does not meet, faculty members can tweak a program or completely […]

Master of Accounting program graduates twenty-eight students in October.

Members of the sixth cohort of the College’s Master of Accounting (MACC) program graduated on October 21, 2005. The approach of Hurricane Wilma did not damage the good spirits of the 28 graduates and guests—totaling seventy people—who attended the event at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant. Students made awards to fellow cohort members and to faculty. […]

Make sure IT investments translate into profit.

As companies seek to improve productivity, serve their customers better, and increase market share, they often turn to technology. But technology investments are costly. According to research by Lewis F. Davidson, professor of accounting in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University, taking a “balanced scorecard” (BSC) approach can help ensure that IT […]