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.
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The fifth annual mini-conference hosted by the Department of Accounting at UIC Business will be held September 8-9, 2017.
This conference was held under the auspices of the Dean’s Research Fund in cooperation with the Department of Accounting
Mary Brooke Billings, New York University, “Do Managers Respond to Litigation with Silence”
Bjorn Jorgensen, London School of Economics and Political Science, “Market-wide Effects of Off-Balance Sheet Disclosures: Evidence from the Oil Industry”
Sarah McVay, University of Washington, “Aggregate R&D Expenditures andFirm-Level Profitaility of R&D”
Michael Minnis, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, “Commercial Lending Concentration and Bank Expertise from Borrower Financial Statements”
Alex Nekrasov, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Opportunity Knocks but Once: Delayed Disclosure of Financial Items in Earnings Announcements and Analyst and Investor Neglect of earnings News”
Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia University, “Corporate culture: Evidence from the Field”
Sugata Roychowdhury, Boston College, “Clarity Begins at Home: Internal Information Asymmetry and External Communication Quality”
This conference was held under the auspices of the UIC Center for Education & Research in Financial Reporting Quality.
Anne Beatty, The Ohio State University, "Does Loan Loss Provision Timeliness affect the Accuracy, Informativeness, and Predictability of aalyst Provision Forecasts?"
Peter Easton, The University of Notre Dame, "A New Approach to Empirical Analysis of the Relation between Change in Value and Earnings"
Melissa Martin, The University of Illinois at Chicago, "Executive compensation: A Firm Life Cycle Analysis"
Maria Ogneva, The University of Southern California, "Predicting Restatemens in Macroeconomic Indicators using Accounting Information"
Thomas Omer, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "The Effects of regulatory scrutiny on Tax Avoidance: An Examination of SEC Comment Letters"
Karthik Ramanna, Harvard Business School, "Political standards: Corporate Intererst, Ideology, and Leadership in Shaping of Accounting Rules for the Market Economy"
Pervin Shroff, The University of Minnesota, "Active CDS Trading and Managers' Voluntary Disclosure"
Elizabeth Blankespoor, Stanford University, "CEO Visibility: Are Media Stars Born or Made?"
Feng Li, University of Michigan, "Estimating the Amount of Estimation in Accruals"
Richard Mergenthaler, University of Iowa, "Principles-Based Standards and Earnings Attributes"
Partha Mohanram, University of Toronto, "Fundamental Analysis: A Comparison of Financial Statement Analysis Driven and Intrinsic Value Driven Approaches"
Douglas Skinner, University of Chicago, "The Evolution of Audit Market Structure and the Emergence of the Big 4: Evidence from Australia"
Theodore Sougiannis, University of Illinois, "Do analysts understand the economic and reporting complexities of derivatives?"
Laura Wellman, University of Illinois at Chicago, "From K Street to Wall Street: Politically Connected Analysts and Stock Recommendations"
The theme of the 2013 CERFRQ Conference was "Financial Statement Articulation and Adjustments to Enhance the Quality of Financial Information."
Philip Berger, Chicago Booth, "The Rational Modeling Hypothesis to Explain Analyst Underreaction to Earnings News"
Daniel Collins, University of Iowa, "Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions"
Alastair Lawrence, UC Berkeley, "SEC Comment Letters and Insider Sales"
Lian Fen Lee, Boston College, "The Role of Social Media in the Capital Market Consequences of Consumer Product Recalls"
Shail Pandit, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Do Compustat Financial Statement Data Articulate"
Stephen Penman, Columbia University, "Paper: Book Rate of Return, Risk, and the Information Conveyed by Conservative Accounting"
Jacob Thomas, Yale University, "Revisiting the Anomalous Distributions of EPS Forecast Errors"