Accounting Teaching Scholars

Smith Hosts Accounting Teaching Scholars Reception

On April 19, 2018, the Accounting and Information Assurance Department (AIA) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its annual Accounting Teaching Scholars (ATS) reception and dinner. The event honored the current class of ATS fellows, welcomed the newly selected students into the program, celebrated ATS alumni and offered appreciation for the program’s corporate partners. It was hosted by the AIA department chair Martin Loeb and the faculty champions of the ATS program, Progyan Basu and Gary Bulmash.

Kyle Brown ’18 Discusses the Accounting Teaching Scholars Program

Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently interviewed Kyle Brown '18 to discuss his involvement with Accounting Teaching Scholars and how it is part of his Smith journey. Kyle is majoring in accounting and finance and expects to graduate in May. Successful navigation of the Smith journey requires involvement with colleagues, professors, professionals, clubs and organizations here at the Smith School, across campus and in the outside “real” world of business.

Accounting Teaching Scholars

Want to be a leader? Want to set yourself apart from all other accounting majors? Want to earn money while helping your colleagues?

As an Accounting Teaching Scholar (ATS), you will:

  • Serve as discussion leaders and teaching assistants for the beginning accounting courses, BMGT 220 and 221.
  • Review financial/managerial accounting material in preparation for the CPA exam.
  • Practice organizational and delivery skills.
  • Receive monetary compensation without leaving campus.
  • Benefit from a one-credit mentoring course in preparation for roles as leaders and teaching assistants.

Progyan Basu and Gary Bulmash are the faculty champions for this program.


  • Teach two 50-minute discussion sections of the same course on Friday each semester.
  • Maintain five hours of office hours per week.
  • Grade quizzes for discussion sections (quizzes provided by faculty)
  • Proctor 5-6 exams per semester.
  • Prepare for weekly class (assignments provided by faculty).
  • Enroll in BMGT398C Undergraduate Teaching Scholars Training for 1 credit in the fall semester.


  • Earn $2,700 per semester ($12 per hour for 15 hours per week for 15 weeks)
  • One credit course in teaching methods (will require completion of assignments provided by faculty).
  • The position is for two semesters (fall and spring semesters of the coming academic year).


  • Be an accounting major.
  • Complete BMGT 310, 311, and 321 by end of the semester of application.
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA with a "B" or better in BMGT 310, 311, or 321.
  • Complete Public Speaking course (COMM 100, 107 or 200) by end of the semester of application.


Note that apps for this program are due earlier than other fellows programs.

  • Applications for Accounting Teaching Scholars for 2019-20 are open through February 15, 2019.
  • Online application form.
  • Cover letter — should be addressed to the faculty champions for this program and explain: 1) Why you want to be involved in this fellows program; 2) What will you add to the program; 3) How will it fit your academic/career plans. Limit 1-2 pages, PDF only.
  • Resume.
  • An interview with the faculty champions may be required

Note: Cover letter and resume must be submitted in PDF format.

Questions? Read our Fellows FAQs or contact

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