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Warrington accounting faculty member named UF Research Foundation Professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, is one of 33 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2020. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. “Faculty chosen for UFRF Professorships have a proven

Three honored with Warrington’s teaching awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business recognized faculty members Alan Cooke, Sonia Singh and Larry DiMatteo as its 2018-2019 Teaching Award winners. Cooke and Singh are the recipients of the Undergraduate Teaching Award, and DiMatteo is the recipient of the Gradate Teaching Award. Alan Cooke: Cooke is an Associate Professor of Marketing of the Marketing Department at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, where he has taught since 1997. He received his Ph.D.

SOX 404(b) provides investor value after all

Since its enactment in 2002 in response to notorious financial scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and other corporate behemoths, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX, has been a continuing target of criticism. And probably no provision of the law has provoked more animus than Section 404(b), which requires public companies to have external auditors annually assess the adequacy of their internal controls over financial reporting. Scorned recently by one prominent economist as “one of the most costly and counterproductive regulations ever introduced,” SOX

Heavener School of Business ranks in top 20 among publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business was ranked No. 19 on U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released Monday, September 10. The Heavener School ranked in the No. 30 position among all U.S. undergraduate programs. It continues to be the highest-ranking undergraduate business program in the state of Florida. “Once again, we are honored to be recognized by U.S. News and our peers as one to the nation’s top business schools,” said Dr.

The demand for master’s degrees in business is rising – are you ready?

If you weren’t already considering a master’s degree in a business-related field, you might change your mind after learning that the number of companies planning to hire business school graduates in 2018 is on the rise. In fact, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Corporate Recruiters Survey, companies across the world plan to hire graduates of master’s programs in business administration, management, finance and accounting this year – all of which you can pursue at the University of

Five Hough master’s programs rank in top five among publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Programs across the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business once again remained in the top five among public institutions in the 2018 edition of Eduniversal’s Best Master’s Ranking. For the second year, the Master of Science in Management took the No. 1 position among U.S. publics, and UF MBA’s Full-Time program remained in the No. 5 spot. The Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate was named

Fisher School alumnus wins award from American Accounting Association

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting alumnus Devin Williams received the Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association in January. Williams graduated from the Fisher School of Accounting Ph.D. program in 2016. He has been consistently recognized for his work in accounting education, including being named an American Accounting Association/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow and an American Institute of CPAs Accounting Doctoral Scholar, in addition to receiving the Warrington College of Business’s Ph.D. Teaching Award in