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 […]

Fall Commencement helps close 2009 on upbeat note.

For students and their families and friends, there’s no more exciting event than when all the hard work, dedication and sometimes considerable sacrifice is recognized in the form of a college commencement. That was true for the more than 5,500 students who graduated from Florida International University (FIU) on December 14 and 15, 2009. Among […]

South Florida Business Journal selects FIU Business alumna as one of 25 “Influential Business Women of 2009.”

Silka Gonzalez (MACC ’05) discusses Enterprise Risk Management—a boutique IT consulting firm specializing in information security of which she is president and founder—and how a driving passion for her work led to her recognition as one of South Florida Business Journal‘s Influential Business Women of 2009. https://business.fiu.edu/biznews/2009/8/silka_gonzalez_alumni_profile_Md.mp4

Be an accountant with a badge: IRS Special Agent Experience shows students how.

On October 23, 2008, members of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigations (CI) unit descended on the College of Business Administration. Fortunately, they arrived not to investigate tax crimes but to host a “Special Agent Experience” day for interested accounting majors. [flv:http://business.fiu.edu/newsletters/BusinessNetworks/2008/12/videos/irs.flv 500 334] According to Tessie Brunken, student services assistant director for the […]

Dual Degree relationship brings Master of Accounting program to leading business school in Mexico.

A new venture between the College of Business Administration and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)—described by América Economía as the number one business school in Latin America—dispatches professors from the School of Accounting to Mexico City to deliver the Master of Accounting (MACC) program. An impressive 22 students, many of them highly experienced accountants, […]

Accounting and law students team up to aid small businesses, non-profits.

From left, Corally Rodriguez, MACC student; Illeana Charry, client;Indyara Andion, law student, and Tessie Brunken, professor, Accounting Thanks to an innovative collaboration between the college’s School of Accounting and the College of Law, qualified small businesses and non-profit organizations can receive free accounting services in the latter’s Community Development Clinic. Launched in fall, 2007, the initiative has received […]

College launches popular graduate programs in Mexico and Panama.

Combine solid economies in countries with strong U.S. ties, proven graduate programs offered by the College of Business Administration, and the college’s commitment to sharing the expertise of its faculty to benefit students globally, and you have the foundation for the expansion of the Master of Accounting (MACC) to Mexico and the Professional MBA (PMBA) […]

Graduate programs expand schedules and locations to meet demand.

Sharon Lassar The popularity of programs in the College of Business Administration has prompted the business school to devise more opportunities to accommodate student interest. Among new delivery options for programs in the Chapman Graduate School: the Master of Accounting (MACC) and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF). MACC moves to weekdays. The MACC […]

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. […]