Accounting & Information Assurance

The Smith Master of Science in Business: Accounting Program

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.

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Accounting Concentration in the PhD Program

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.

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“Big Four” Day Draws Big Student Turnout

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.

UMD Smith School of Business Cybersecurity Experts Win Major Homeland Security Grant

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.

Smith School to Host Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Forum

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.

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