Faculty Notes: April 2012

Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam was quoted extensively in an article titled “Florida International University doubles size of Brickell center,” which appeared in the Miami Today edition for the week of April 26, 2012. School of Accounting Teresa Hernandez, a student in the Master of Accounting (MACC) program, and Robert W. McGee, associate professor, presented […]

Most recent commencement brings sense of achievement to all.

Nearly 1,000 students in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) graduated in Fall Commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. In the morning, 582 business students received their bachelor’s degrees; 411 graduate students, two of them new PhDs, graduated in the afternoon. College has strong presence among Worlds Ahead Graduates. Three […]

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 […]

Accounting graduate student attends National Association of Black Accountants conference.

Ricot Jeanty (BACC ’10) is a man with a plan. He earned his undergraduate accounting degree from the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU), immediately taking six months off to study for the CPA exam, which he passed. He secured employment as a staff accountant at Allied Cash Advance in Miami and […]

Two FIU Business students complete summer management program at Yale.

Between June 12th and 25th, 2011, Gabriel Mendoza (BACC ’11) and Mohales Deis, a junior majoring in management and international business, got an up-close view of what an MBA curriculum at an Ivy League school looks like. As part of the highly selective Yale School of Management Pre-MBA Leadership Program, they immersed themselves in classes—sometimes […]

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 […]

Mentors and mentees meet at launch of new School of Accounting program.

For Yevegniy “Jimmy” Vinitskiy (BBA ’07), who completed the School of Accounting’s one-year “Certificate in Foundations of Accounting and Auditing” and is now a student in the Executive Master of Science in Taxation (EMST) at Florida International University (FIU), having a mentor means a chance to “became a better person, to grow as a professional, […]

Faculty Notes

School of Accounting Stephen Lin, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research professor; and assistant professors Abijit Barua and John (Changjiang) Wang, won a highly competitive “IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) Ready” award from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation to fund their curriculum development proposal titled “Integrating IFRS in both accounting-major undergraduate and Master of Accounting […]