University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business alumnus Howard Schilit, PhD ’81, CEO of Schilit Forensics and co-author of Financial Shenanigans, is bringing new insight to accounting students through the Schilit Scholars in Accounting program.
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Students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business take dozens of courses in business, but there is usually ‘that one class’ that stands out as a game changer, making a profound and lasting impact. We asked our students and alumni via Facebook to tell us about their favorite courses at Smith.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is proud to welcome 22 new PhD students this fall. There are 89 total students in Smith's doctoral program, which is ranked No. 11 in the world by Financial Times (2014).
Here are some fun facts about this year’s incoming PhD students:
Michael Kimbrough talk about his new research that looks at how investors respond to corporate news releases explaining quarterly earnings reports.
Students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were finalists in the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) National Case Competition, sponsored by KPMG and held at their national convention in Orlando, Fl., August 2-5, 2014. This is the fourth year in a row that UMD has been a finalist – coming in second place the previous two years.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome 12 new full-time faculty members to start the fall semester of 2014.
Dr. Demirkan earned his PhD in Accounting at Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas in August 2007 where he got his MS in Accounting, MSA and MBA degrees too. His dissertation was on the topic of strategic alliances and their information environments. He became interested in becoming an academic shortly after completing his BA at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Bogazici University, Istanbul. He worked at Koc Holding and a private venture capital firm after graduation. He established his own firms too.
Sam Handwerger, CPA, is a full-time Lecturer in the department, and is a University of Maryland undergraduate accounting alumnus. He also holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree from the University of Baltimore. Handwerger was a Senior Tax Researcher with EY in New York City and later led the Tax Planning and Preparation Departments of the CPA firm Handwerger, Cardegna, Funkhouser & Lurman. In 1996, he was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer of the year award in the State of Maryland for financial and management advisement to non-profit organizations.