Accounting & Information Assurance
Participants in the Smith Master of Science in Business: Accounting program gain the leading-edge knowledge and skills they need to bring exceptional value to their firms in today’s high-stakes accounting arena – and earn an advanced accounting degree from one of the world’s leading business schools. The curriculum is relevant, practical and applicable from day one. There are, subject to enrollment, tracks in public accounting, taxation, internal auditing, and general accounting.
The accounting concentration in the PhD program is designed to prepare students for academic careers in the accounting departments of leading research institutions. The program emphasizes the simultaneous development of students' knowledge of existing accounting research literature and the relevant research methodologies. Students also obtain a strong background in related fields such as economics, finance, and statistics. The accounting faculty is comprised of renowned scholars in their respective areas of specialty with strong records of research publication and teaching.
|Rachel Seymone Ellis stands with Tom Edgar, of T.R Edgar and Associates and an ACG board member, after receiving her scholarship.|
A little rain didn’t stop students from coming out to meet recruiters at the first ever “Big Four” Accounting Day, Sept. 6, 2012, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The “Big Four” accounting firms — Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) — welcomed undergraduates and master’s students studying accounting . The students and recruiters mingled over a barbeque lunch under tents in the outdoor courtyard of Van Munching Hall.
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, November 4, 2012, 7:30 a.m.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School ofBusiness, Nick Seybert talks about his new research that looks at the size of CEO’s signatures on annualSEC filings to measure narcissism and how that relates to firm performance.
College Park, Md. – November 14, 2012 – World-leading cybersecurity researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business won a significant grant from the Department of Homeland Security to develop economic models for cybersecurity investments. Professors Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb – along with colleague William Lucyshyn from the School of Public Policy -- received one of just 34 contracts awarded to 29 academic and research institutions for research and development of solutions to cybersecurity challenges.
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business in partnership with the School of Public Policy is pleased to present the Ninth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. The forum is intended to encourage the exchange of ideas among a small group of researchers and executives who share a common interest in issues related to financial information systems and cybersecurity.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. School of Business and School of Public Policy co-hosted the ninth annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective, on Jan. 16, 2013.
About 65 academics, economists and IT engineers networked, exchanged ideas and reinforced a foundation for keeping pace with constantly evolving cyber threats.
Dr. Bedingfield's areas of expertise include accounting regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). He has served as a consultant to various federal agencies and private groups on these topics. Bedingfield has published extensively in both academic and professional journals, including the Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Review, Financial Executive, and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. He is the author of Accounting and Federal Regulation and the co-author with Howard W. Wright (first edition) and Dr. Louis I.