Accounting & Information Assurance Department

Welcome to the Accounting and Information Assurance (AIA) Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The AIA Department offers courses and programs leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees. In addition, the AIA Department plays a significant role in providing accounting and information assurance courses with the Smith School’s MBA program.

These programs are designed, and have proven, to provide the foundation for our graduates to reach the top echelons of careers in accounting, management, and academia. According to the most recent recruiters' survey by The Wall Street Journal, the Smith School’s undergraduate accounting major ranked No. 7 in the U.S.

Brief Description of the Accounting Field

Accounting and Information Assurance, in a limited sense, is the analysis, classification and recording of financial events, and the reporting of the results of such events for an organization. In a broader sense, accounting consists of all financial systems for planning, controlling and appraising the performance of an organization. Among its many facets, accounting includes financial planning, budgeting, accounting systems, financial management controls, financial analysis of performance, financial reporting, internal and external auditing, and taxation.

Smith's accounting curriculum provides an educational foundation for careers in accounting and other management areas, whether in private business organizations, government and nonprofit agencies, or public accounting firms.

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News

Smith School Announces New Positions and Titles for Faculty Members
With the start of the spring 2024 semester comes new titles and positions for faculty members at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.…
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Cybersecurity Risk: A Technology Problem Requiring an Economic Solution

By Lawrence A. Gordon, EY Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance

Republished with permission from Dataquest…

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‘Collective Action’ a Focus of the 19th Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective
University of Maryland researchers and the U.S. Attorney for Maryland described the significance of cybersecurity as a collective action,…
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Insights & Research

Earnings Reports Aren't Just for Investors – Consumers Care, Too

Research Shows Earnings Influence Brand Perceptions

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SEC Cites Smith Research in New Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules for Public Companies

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AI-Powered Pricing: Does It Make the Buying Experience More Fair and Equitable?

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‘Safe Harbor’ for Crypto Fraud Victims and its Relevance to the Celsius Case

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‘Unclaimed Refund’ and Other Scams: Insight from TerpTax and Justice for Fraud Victims

Smith-based Initiatives ‘Marry’ as a Public Resource Against Tax Scams

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IRS and Crypto

Revised Tax Form Wording Raises Compliance Stakes for Cryptocurrency Owners

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Contact Us

Department Chair
Michael Kimbrough
Phone:  301-405-8522

Associate Chair
James McKinney
Phone: 301-405-2217

Department Coordinator
Michael Rogers
Phone: 301-405-4072
Fax: 301-314-9414

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