Posts Tagged: accounting

Capitol Federal Hall will give MAcc program better sense of identity

April 25, 2016 by admin

In the weeks leading up to our transition from Summerfield Hall to Capitol Federal Hall, we’ll be featuring guest posts written by faculty and staff. The following blog post was written by Alee Phillips, associate director of the Master of Accounting program and accounting lecturer. The Master of Accounting (MAcc) team is looking forward to its new home inside of Capitol Read More

Accounting students win 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition

December 21, 2015 by admin

KU's Let's Get Fiscal team: (From left) Kevin Cheng, Eric Harrison, Morgan Little and Ryan Hunt

A team of four University of Kansas accounting students came out victorious in the 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition on Friday. The team, composed of sophomore accounting students Morgan Little, Ryan Hunt and Eric Harrison and Master of Accounting student Kevin Cheng, won a first-place prize of $5,000, to be awarded to the KU School of Business, in addition to $10,000 Read More

Students see professor’s classes as ‘rite of passage’ into accounting career

August 28, 2015 by admin

When professor Allen Ford steps into class, his students better be on their toes, ready to answer any question he can throw at them. “Typically students do not like to be questioned in class, especially with difficult questions and definitely when they are not prepared,” Ford said. “However, they generally adjust and become more comfortable speaking in class and realize Read More

Master of Accounting graduate builds award-winning canine toy line

July 24, 2015 by admin

PrideBites CEO and co-founder Steven Blustein makes sure his company’s meetings always include his product testers — the employees’ four-legged companions. Although many told Blustein, MAcc ’10, and his co-founders that the pet industry would be impossible to break into, they found their niche in quality products and customization. PrideBites is the first company in the pet industry to offer Read More

MAcc students provide creative solution for KU WellCar project

July 16, 2015 by admin

In the fall, a team of graduate accounting students partnered with Jayhawk Consulting to build a commercialization plan to bring healthcare to rural America. Five Master of Accounting students worked with KU’s Center for Design Research to forecast the financial viability of its WellCar project. The WellCar vehicle allows nurse practitioners to bring comprehensive, prevention-based patient care services to rural Read More

School introduces accounting certificate in Overland Park

by admin

Beginning this fall, the School of Business will offer an undergraduate accounting certificate at KU Edwards Campus. The 12-hour accounting certificate comprises three new course offerings at the Overland Park campus, combined with a choice of existing accounting courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. “This new certificate program allows qualified professionals in the Kansas City region to Read More

International student tackles global issues

July 28, 2014 by admin

When Alyssa Ong transferred to KU and discovered students didn’t know about Clinton Global Initiative University, she knew she had to make a change. Ong, an international student from Malaysia, first attended Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) as a student laureate for her home country in 2011. Although her major at KU is accounting, as an international student she’s Read More

Athlete brings black accountant association to campus

July 22, 2014 by admin

As a freshman, Corrigan Powell almost failed his first accounting class. This spring, he graduated with his MAcc degree, a job at EY and the accomplishment of starting the new chapter of National Association of Black Accountants at KU. When Powell first started at KU, he was swamped with schoolwork and football practice, his mother wasn’t well, and Kansas was Read More

A clean sweep for accounting students

April 8, 2014 by Austin Falley

Accounting students (from left) Kara Notvedt, Morgan Shapiro and Adam Baker.

Accounting students (from left) Kara Notvedt, Morgan Shapiro and Adam Baker. KU business students cleaned house at the ConocoPhillips Accounting Challenge last week, taking home prizes for first, third and fourth place. Students were divided into teams of three, each student from a different university, to compete in the challenge. The three winning teams included business school students Morgan Shapiro Read More

Thinking outside of the border

March 9, 2012 by Austin Falley

“It all began 30 years ago,” Scott Moir, accounting junior, nervously chuckled through a smile as he stretched his arms above his head and slouched into the green bench outside Summerfield Hall. It was a beautiful February day with a spring-like sun shining directly above; the wind was calm enough to feel the sunrays warm your skin with a soothing Read More