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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3740067
Jason D. Schloetzer; Ayung Tseng; Teri Lombardi Yohn; and Yeo Sang Yoon. Blame Attribution and Disclosure Propensity. The Accounting Review (2021) 96 (4): 405–432. https://doi.org/10.2308/TAR-2018-0397
Matthew Cronin; David H. Erkens; Jason 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. https://doi.org/10.2308/TAR-2018-0146
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). http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3634659
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). http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3127038