The accounting department is committed to quality in educational programming, research pursuits and community service. Education is a vital objective of the department. We deliver quality accounting education through a coordinated program of faculty advising and staff counseling. Internships are used as an additional vehicle to prepare students for the professional expectations of the workplace.
The department provides advanced study and synergistic programs through its graduate offerings, including the Master of Science in Accounting, joint Master of Science in Accounting/Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration accounting specialization. We ensure that graduates demonstrate proficiency in contemporary management skills such as information technology, communication techniques and teamwork. The program promotes a perspective of the global economy and cultural diversification necessary for the knowledge worker of the 21st century.
Commitment to research is an integral component of the department. We feature an academically respected and professionally qualified faculty who actively produce and support basic and applied research. Faculty research and teaching expectations emphasize individual strengths, interests and career development through a coordinated program of peer review, support and counsel. Our faculty pursue external service activities that enhance departmental visibility, reputation and presence at the local, national and international levels. We are dedicated to service to the students, college and university that enhances the university's urban mission.
September 11 - 12, 2015
320 Douglas Hall
University of Illinois at Chicago
The third annual mini-conference hosted by the Department of Accounting at UIC Business. This conference will be held under the auspices of the UIC Center for Education & Research in Financial Reporting Quality.
Theodore Sougiannis, University of Illinois: Do analysts understand the economic and reporting complexities of derivatives?
Feng Li, University of Michigan: Estimating the Amount of Estimation in Accruals.
Laura Wellman, University of Illinois at Chicago: From K Street to Wall Street: Politically Connected Analysts and Stock Recommendations
Elizabeth Blankespoor, Stanford University: CEO Visibility: Are Media Stars Born or Made?
Douglas Skinner, University of Chicago: The Evolution of Audit Market Structure and the Emergence of the Big 4: Evidence from Australia
Partha Mohanram, University of Toronto: Fundamental Analysis: A Comparison of Financial Statement Analysis Driven and Intrinsic Value Driven Approaches
Richard Mergenthaler, University of Iowa: Principles-Based Standards and Earnings Attributes
The theme of the 2013 CERFRQ Conference was "Financial Statement Articulation and Adjustments to Enhance the Quality of Financial Information."
Stephen Penman, Columbia University: Paper: Book Rate of Return, Risk, and the Information Conveyed by Conservative Accounting
Shail Pandit, University of Illinois at Chicago: Do Compustat Financial Statement Data Articulate
Daniel Collins, University of Iowa: Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions
Lian Fen Lee, Boston College: The Role of Social Media in the Capital Market Consequences of Consumer Product Recalls.
Jacob Thomas, Yale University: Revisiting the Anomalous Distributions of EPS Forecast Errors
Alastair Lawrence, UC Berkeley: SEC Comment Letters and Insider Sales
Philip Berger, Chicago Booth: The Rational Modeling Hypothesis to Explain Analyst Underreaction to Earnings News