The Accounting area offers broad exposure to accounting theory, practice, and research. Accounting can touch all parts of an organization and Accounting courses help prepare students to make better managerial and financial decisions. The Merage School offers Accounting courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration includes basic courses in financial and managerial accounting as well as Accounting electives, and students can obtain an Emphasis in Accounting. The School also offers an Accounting Minor degree to undergraduates from across campus. The Merage School’s MBA programs include the core course in Financial Accounting, which reflects the School’s digitally-driven focus, as well as elective courses. The School also offers the Master in Professional Accountancy (MPAc) degree that comprises a wide range of graduate Accounting courses. Students primarily interested in careers in professional Accounting will find the MPAc to be an attractive avenue of study, while MBAs interested in Accounting or Finance careers can enhance their knowledge and skill sets by structuring their studies to include Accounting electives offered in the MBA and/or MPAc programs. Our PhD program is distinguished by the individual attention and high level training devoted to each student by our faculty. Merage School Accounting instructors include full-time tenure-track faculty, continuing lecturers, and adjunct lecturers from practice. Accounting faculty members are highly committed to the pursuit of excellence in their teaching and research activities, and to maintaining strong interactions among faculty and students.
Research Interests: Financial reporting, Consequences of accounting standards, Defined benefit pensions, Earnings management
Research Interests: Financial Analysts, Market Efficiency, Financial Accounting, Earnings Management
Research Interests: Relation between accounting information and capital market variables, including the pricing of accruals in international capital markets, Earnings Management, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Earnings Management, Usefulness of book-tax differences in detecting earnings management, Accounting method choice
Devin M. Shanthikumar
Research Interests: Financial Accounting. Behavioral Finance, Investor Behavior, Financial Intermediaries, Product Development, Innovation
Professor of Accounting, Paul Merage Chair in Business Growth, Associate Dean of Research and Doctoral Programs
Research Interests: Effect of Taxes on Business Decisions and Asset Prices, Capital Markets-Based Accounting Research, Earnings Management, Employee Stock Options, Research Design, Statistical Significance Testing Issues