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

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

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Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

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Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

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FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."