Accounting & Information Assurance
The Robert H. Smith School of Business kicks off an exciting new year in 2005, with the start of its fourth Executive MBA class in College Park, new Executive MBA programs in China and a host of campus activities planned for the spring semester.
Smith School senior John Kim and sophomore Mary Rosa Connolly were surprised with a scholarship from the GEICO 2004 Achievement Awards on December 6. Shannon Hatfield, GEICO college relations manager, presented the oversize checks for $500 to the delighted students at a mechanical engineering class on Monday afternoon.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business doctoral program may not make headlines each month, but it does each May, marking the end of another rigorous academic cycle. By the end of August, the school will graduate nine students for the 2003-2004 academic year. To give a sense of the global nature of the positions being accepted by these graduates, below is some information, including their dissertation titles, on four of the doctoral candidates:
The Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective brings together researchers and professionals from academia, industry, and government from around the world for presentations and discussions on risk management issues related to cybersecurity. The Forum is sponsored by the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, and the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise security risks to corporate and national security risks.
Accounting and Information Assurance Board Meeting.
The Smith School's thought leaders, under the helm of Stephen Loeb, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Accounting and Business Ethics, just wrapped up their annual MBA experiential ethics course with a field trip to prison to meet inmates convicted of white-collar crimes. On Friday, May 7, just days after the prison visits, almost two hundred second-year MBA students listened even more intently as Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland) spoke about business ethics, corporate governance, and the progress made since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
On February 3, 2004, five Smith School accounting students were awarded scholarships from The Maryland Society of Accountants (MSA) for their outstanding academic achievements. Michelle Fernheimer, Michelle Gardner, Kuo-Sheing Lee, Paula Sparacino, and Daniel Volk were selected among 34 total scholarship winners. The total amount awarded was $22,020.
A new study on prolific authors in accounting literature cites Lawrence A. Gordon, Smith's Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance and director of the Ph.D. Program, as the world's 35th most prolific author in the field of accounting, placing him among the top one percent.
Earlier this week, French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel Prize in economics. The news reverberated throughout the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, especially when Professor Martin Loeb added Tirole to his list of Nobel Laureates who have previously cited his work.