Accounting and Business Law

In today’s data-driven world, accounting information significantly influences decisions made by management teams and the behavior of investors, creditors, policymakers, consumers, supply chain partners, and employees. Our courses help students understand the best ways to measure and communicate an organization’s financial and non-financial activities.

The Accounting and Business Law faculty is a diverse group that helps Undergraduate, Graduate, and Executive students develop the skills they need to excel in today’s data-driven business environment. Our curriculum combines foundational accounting and financial analysis skills with leading-edge business analytics skills and soft skills such as leadership and critical thinking. Our students frequently accept positions in financial services (banking, hedge funds, private equity), startups and large corporations (roles in marketing, operations, corporate finance, business development), consulting, public accounting, and not-for-profit. Our students also pursue roles in government agencies as policymakers focusing on capital market regulation. As financial and non-financial information is pervasive in data-driven organizations, accounting knowledge is critical in many data analytics applications.

Our academic research seeks to inform real-world decisions and enhance the student learning experience. We take a multidisciplinary approach integrating economics and finance with broader perspectives on fundamental organizational practices, the global business environment, and public policy trends to meet these needs.

Recent Research

Gilles Hilary. Blockchain and Other Distributed Ledger Technologies, An Advanced Primer. In Innovative Technology at the Interface of Finance and Operations (V. Babich, J. Birge and G.Hilary (eds)). Springer Series in Supply Chain Management, forthcoming, Springer Nature.

Jason D. SchloetzerAyung Tseng; Teri Lombardi Yohn; and Yeo Sang Yoon. Blame Attribution and Disclosure Propensity. The Accounting Review (2021) 96 (4): 405–432.

Matthew Cronin; David H. ErkensJason D. Schloetzer; and Catherine H. Tinsley. How Controlling Failure Perceptions Affects Performance: Evidence from a Field Experiment.  The Accounting Review (2021) 96 (2): 205–230.

Mary E. Barth; Wayne R. Landsman: Xiaoli (Shaolee) Tian; and Miaomiao Yu. Does Voluntary Disclosure Substitute for Mandatory Disclosure? Evidence from Contract Redactions. (April 13, 2021).

Daniel Aobdia; Allison Koester; and Reining Petacchi. The Politics of Government Resource Allocation: Evidence from U.S. State Government Awarded Economic Incentives. (January 26, 2021).


Jason D. Schloetzer

Accounting Area Coordinator

Associate Professor

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Kirsten L. Anderson

Teaching Professor

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William R. Baber

Robert E. McDonough Professor Emeritus

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Thomas B. Cooke

Distinguished Teaching Professor

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James Dalkin

Adjunct Professor

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Melanie Demirtas

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Patricia M. Fairfield

Professor Emeritus

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James Hemelt

Adjunct Professor

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Gilles Hilary

Houston Professor

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Allison P. Koester

Saleh Romeih Associate Professor

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Alan P. Mayer-Sommer

Professor Emeritus

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Reining Petacchi

Dottie and Tim Hobin Associate Professor

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Rama S. Ramamurthy

Teaching Professor

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Mark Rouchard

Adjunct Professor

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Nina Simon

Adjunct Professor

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Garry Stone

Adjunct Professor

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James Sinclair

Adjunct Professor

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Wei (Vicki) Tang

Associate Professor

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Xiaoli Tian

Associate Professor and Greek Family Fellow

Professor Tan’s Bio

Andrew Ting

Adjunct Professor

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Ayung Tseng

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Viktoriya Zotova

Visiting Assistant Professor

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