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KPMG Data Analytics Effort Now At 9 Schools
Poets & Quants: A graduate degree in Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MACDA) by major accounting firm KPMG is expanding to seven more schools, including the Hankamer School of Business, in fall 2018.

Auditing the Auditors
Innovative Business at Baylor: Owen Brown, assistant professor of accounting & business law, has researched the judgment and decision-making behaviors of financial auditors and methods from the field of psychology to improve auditors' judgments and actions.

4 Tech Tools for the Accounting Classroom
[6/14/2016] Gia Chevis, Graduate Accounting Programs Director and clinical associate professor, is credited for a powerful example of how to use technology in accounting classes.

Business School Faculty Recognized
Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business bestows faculty awards on an annual basis. The winners were announced at the Senior Appreciation Banquet April 20.

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 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.”

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