Foreign Companies on the U.S. Stock Exchange Not Held to Same Earnings Quality Standards as U.S. Companies
The U.S. was reeling after news of the WorldCom and Enron corporate accounting scandals hit in the early 2000s. Significant corporate accounting fraud had occurred for years without being discovered. The government acted quickly, and passed The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) as a reaction to the scandals. The act created more stringent regulations for publicly traded companies, domestically and abroad....
Time and Quality
Jason MacGregor took a closer look at the effect filing times have on the quality of audits. What he found is a bit counter intuitive.
Learn, Teach, Repeat
Accounting and Business Law Professor Bill Thomas has a long history with Baylor University. Thomas is a “double bear;” he holds a BBA and an MBA from Baylor. He went on to get his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin before returning to Baylor to teach. Since then, he has taught at Baylor for a total of 39 years.
Teaching Business Skills to Ugandan Pastors [BBR]
In Uganda, the majority of residents are Christian. Yet, many believe in witch doctors and the evil nature of business. It’s a region where, traditionally, Christians believe God blesses His faithful followers with material wealth. As a result, business and the learning of business skills are discouraged. Ugandan pastors and their wives who seek business skills have been historically deemed as mistrusting of God and His will.
The 25 Business Schools that Offer the Best Education
Business Insider: Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is recognized in this article as being listed among the top 25 business schools with the best quality of education, as compiled by GraduatePrograms.com. According to the article, more than 10,000 current and former business school students were surveyed.
Baylor Clinches Top 10 Accounting Program in LinkedIn Rankings
LinkedIn recently ranked Baylor University a Top 10 school for graduate accounting. LinkedIn analyzed over 300 million alumni profiles to find out “how universities around the world stack up across a variety of careers.”
The Rise of Mission-Critical Skills: The competencies enabling individuals and organizations to pursue their callings [BBR]
What private-sector business skills are prized by nonprofit organizations?
It’s an increasingly important, but complex question – and one that ought to command the attention of all leaders and managers, regardless of the sector in which their organizations execute their unique missions.
The Influence of Professional Skepticism
Professional skepticism is a foundational concept for auditors. A job well done hinges on exhibiting appropriate levels of professional skepticism, which includes a questioning mind, a critical assessment of evidence, and an alertness to the potential for accounting mistakes. Some large financial scandals may have been prevented if an auditor had shown more professional skepticism.
Enlightening the “Black Box of Behavior” Around the World
Research can take you places. Literally. In addition to the academic benefits and intrinsic rewards of researching topics, research can lead you to travel. Just ask Laurie Burney, associate professor of Accounting.
Baylor Accounting Hosts Business Conference for Ugandan Pastors
Baylor University's Accounting & Business Law department, in conjunction with Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN), hosted the "Mastering of the Land" business conference for Ugandan pastors and pastors' wives May 22-24 in Kampala, Uganda.