MS Accounting-STEM Track to Improve Program Outcomes and International Enrollments

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MS Accounting-STEM Track to Improve Program Outcomes and International Enrollments
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Today, data and analytics drive every business function including accounting. Therefore, integrating business analytics into MS Accounting and having it STEM-designated can significantly improve program outcomes and opportunities for accounting students. Moreover, this would also attract the international accounting talent pool as they would be eligible for an extended 3-year OPT (instead of 1-year), and this could go a long way in solving for the accountant shortage in the US.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand how integrating analytics (STEM courses) into accounting programs improve program outcomes.
2. Learn the process of converting existing MS Accounting programs into STEM.  
3. Scale up your MS Accounting (STEM-designated) program by attracting the international talent pool of CPAs & accountants with the 3-year OPT opportunity (instead of the traditional 1-year). 


Varun_JainVarun Jain, Co-Founder and CEO, Miles Education

Varun Jain, CPA, is the co-founder & CEO of Miles Education (India's largest CPA review working with 15+ US universities for MS Accounting). Earlier in his career, he worked with Deloitte and Morgan Stanley. He is a Harvard B-School alumnus. With 100 MM+ Youtube views, he is undoubtedly the world's favourite CPA instructor.


Shannon_MulallyShannon Mulally, Director of MS Accounting Program, Michigan State University

Shannon Mulally is the Director for the MS in Accounting Program at Michigan State University since 2005. As Director of the MSA, Shannon is responsible for the admission, advising, and programming for 140-160 students. In total, she has over 20 years of experience in university admissions, student affairs, diversity and inclusion, and outreach in higher education. Shannon holds two degrees from Norther Michigan University, including a bachelor of arts degree in International Studies and a master's in Educational Counseling(K-12).

Uday_MurthyUday Murthy, Professor & Eminent Scholar, University of South Florida

Dr. Uday Murthy is Professor and Quinn Eminent Scholar of Accounting Information Systems in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy at the University of South Florida. He served as director of the school from 2011 to 2019.  Professor Murthy earned his PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has published over 50 scholarly journal articles in journals such as The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Information Systems, Behavioral Research in Accounting, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Information & Management. Professor Murthy has served as coeditor of the Journal of Information Systems, the leading academic journal for accounting information systems research, and currently serves as an associate editor of International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Information Systems and Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.  In the Brigham Young University Accounting Research rankings, Professor Murthy is ranked #4 in the accounting information systems research field overall and #1 for AIS research using the experimental methodology.

Brock_SchroederBrock Schroeder, Senior Director of Recruitment & Enrollment, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Brock Schroeder serves as the Senior Director of Recruitment at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He recruits qualified candidates for graduate business programs. Dr. Schroeder is a career faculty member and administrator in various colleges and universities.


David_WangDavid Wang, DePaul University

Tawei (David) Wang is currently an Associate Professor and Driehaus Fellow at DePaul University. He is also the Associate Dean of Operations and the Director of MS Audit and Advisory Services (MSAA) Program. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2009. His research interests are information security management and IT management. His papers have appeared in several leading journals, including Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Information Systems Journal, Information Systems Research, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Information Systems, among others. He mainly teaches data analytics and data mining and has been invited by universities and conferences to discuss curriculum design and analytics teaching strategies. He was a speaker for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Institute of Management Accountants, ISACA, and a panelist for the Federal Reserve Bank Charlotte. He was selected to be the KPMG James Marwick Professor in Residence in 2018. He was the President of the American Accounting Association Midwest Region as well as the Accounting Information Systems section. 


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