Faculty Expertise

Accounting Faculty 

Faculty members of FAU’s School of Accounting have high academic qualifications and maintain close links with the accounting profession. All tenure-track accounting faculty are Ph.D.s and members of the FAU Graduate Faculty. Many are CPAs, CMAs, and hold other professional accreditations. Members of the faculty have served in positions of leadership in the American Accounting Association and have served as editor or on the editorial boards of the leading academic journals in accounting. Faculty members have also been involved with the Public Company Auditing Oversight Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accounting, and Florida Society of Certified Public Accountings.

FAU accounting faculty members are successful researchers, across a variety of interests in accounting scholarship. The diversity of their research interests and expertise is evident by reviewing a list of their publications in academic and professional accounting journals. Their primary research interests (by methodlogy) are classified as follows:

Primary Research Area Archival Behavioral/
Financial Accounting and Reporting Jian Cao (Kent)
Kim Dunn (Georgia State)
Rosemond Desir (U Mass)
David Fang (Toronto)
Mark Kohlbeck (Texas)
Joe Rakestraw (Virginia Tech)
Maya Thevenot (Penn State)
Auditing Julia Higgs (South Carolina)
Mark Kohlbeck (Texas)
Kim Dunn (Georgia State)
Scott Seavey (Missouri)
Julia Higgs (South Carolina)
Scott Seavey (Missouri)
James Wainberg (U Mass)
George Young (UT-Arlington)
Tax     Ken Orbach (Texas A&M)
Managerial Accounting Rosemond Desir (U Mass)    
Accounting Information Systems Bill Hopwood (Florida) Rob Pinsker (South Florida)  
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Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

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Princeton Review Entrepreneur

Top-50 in Entrepreneurship

Ranked #37 (ugrad.) and #41 (grad.) in 2021 according to The Princeton Review.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

#11 (U.S.) and #1 (Florida) in the Financial Times rankings.

Best International Business

Best International Business

#22 for Best International Business Ugrad. Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2021.

Best Undergraduate Business

Best Undergraduate Business

Ranked Among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs in 2021.

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

#27 for Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs in 2021.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online Grad. Business

Ranked Among the Best Online Master's Business Programs (non-MBA) in 2021.

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA

Ranked Among the Best Online MBA Programs in 2021.

Online Veterans MBA

Best Online MBA - Veterans

Ranked Among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans in 2021.

Online Veterans

Best Online Grad Veterans

#19 for Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA) in 2020.

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

Top-20 in the world according to SportBusiness.