Rutgers ranked in the top 15% in the U.S. in return-on-investment by The Economist

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Research conducted by The Economist looking at the cost and return of a college education in America showed that Rutgers University–New Brunswick had an annual return-on-investment of 11.2% over a 20-year period. This places Rutgers in the top 15% in the U.S. in return-on-investment out of 896 schools.

TAGS: Accounting Business Analytics and Information Technology Finance Management and Global Business Marketing Return on Investment Supply Chain Management Undergraduate New Brunswick

Internal Revenue Service turns accounting students into "agents" for a day to show them a career option

Friday, April 4, 2014

A group of Rutgers Business School accounting students spent a day role-playing with agents from the Internal Revenue Service as a way of learning about career possibilities in law enforcement.

TAGS: Accounting Marty Markowitz Partnerships Undergraduate New Brunswick

White House intern and RBS student Jenae Keith attains new heights

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Twenty-one year old, Class of ’14 Rutgers Business School undergraduate Jenae Keith is majoring in accounting with a minor in Spanish.  She grew up appreciating and valuing public service, and is continuing her commitment through the White House Internship Program.

What did you think when you learned that you were accepted to the White House Internship Program?

TAGS: Accounting Marty Markowitz Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Undergraduate New Brunswick

This Annual Financial Report Says What?

Monday, February 3, 2014
Washington, DC

It’s hard to see the bright side to the financial upheaval in Detroit and other distressed governments. But if there is one, it’s that taxpayers, journalists and others are starting to pay attention to government financial statements.

As new users come into the fold we’re reminded that the defining feature of government financial reporting is complexity.  The Management’s Discussion and Analysis, or the MD&A, gives governments a chance to tell its financial story, but it also raises questions.

Fortunately, some recent research by Rebecca Bloch, a former instructor at Rutgers Business School Department of Accounting & Information Systems, sheds some light on these questions.

Bloch points out two key facts about the MD&A. First, many local governments don’t invest much in it.

Second, and more important, a boilerplate MD&A can actually hurt a government’s credibility.

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TAGS: Accounting Rebecca Bloch Research

Five Years After the Meltdown 2008 financial crisis holds lessons for business schools

Thursday, September 19, 2013
New York, NY

It may be tough to get broad consensus among academics to agree on almost anything, especially about what lessons to draw from a complicated global crisis.

"We all want to make sure that it doesn't happen again," said Dan Palmon, chair of the accounting department at Rutgers Business School in New Jersey.

Also adding to the challenge to teach the crisis' lessons is the youth of today's students. The financiers of tomorrow may have been in high school when Lehman collapsed.

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TAGS: Accounting Dan Palmon Financial Accounting Information Systems Subprime Crisis

Retired Fidelity Investments CFO says set goals at start of new school year

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Helpful Executives-In-Reach (HEIR) program at Rutgers Business School connects students within each academic department with a senior executive within the field they are preparing to enter. Bob Chersi, retired CFO of Fidelity Investments, is the inaugural Accounting & Information Systems HEIR. As part of his role as a Helpful Executive-In-Reach, Chersi will occasionally share interesting articles and quotes with RBS students.

By Bob Chersi

TAGS: Accounting Blogs Bob Chersi Helpful Executives-in-Reach Mentoring Undergraduate New Brunswick Undergraduate Newark

Rutgers Phi Beta Lambda members win some top spots in national competition

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Five Rutgers students were among the top winners in events testing their knowledge of accounting, finance and management during the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference last month in Calif

TAGS: Accounting Finance Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Management and Global Business New Brunswick

RBS undergraduate Rishikesh Bhavasar receives scholarship from Heritage Bank's Affinity program

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Summit, NJ

From the Independent Press:

Hina and Manoj Bhavsar are Morris Habitat for Humanity homeowners living in Summit since last summer. Their home is a dream come true after emigrating to the U.S. from India and becoming citizens in 2008. They worked hard to make homeownership a reality and now, their son Rishikesh (Rishy) has surprised them by winning a much needed scholarship to help with his college expenses.

Rishikesh Bhavasar received a $1,000 scholarship from Heritage Bank’s Affinity program. Rishy is a junior at Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick. He is hoping to finish his degree next year and is presently interviewing at Deloitte for a summer internship.

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TAGS: Accounting Students Undergraduate New Brunswick

Organization devoted to quantitative finance selects Professor Cheng-Few Lee for inaugural award

Friday, April 12, 2013

The International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management will honor Rutgers Business School Professor Cheng-Few Lee for his contributions to corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, options and futures and risk management.

TAGS: Accounting Cheng-Few Lee Quantitative Finance

American Accounting Association recognizes professor's work in growing field of Accounting and Information Systems

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The American Accounting Association will present its prestigious Outstanding Educator Award to Rutgers Business School Professor Miklos Vasarhelyi, who has played a major role in establishing the field of Accounting & Information Systems.

TAGS: Accounting Alexander Kogan Awards Dan Palmon Miklos Vasarhelyi Rutgers Accounting Research Center

Yaw Mensah recognized for his work as senior associate dean of faculty

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yaw Mensah, who stepped down as senior associate dean of faculty at Rutgers Business School in December, has started dressing a bit more casually these days.

So when Dean Glenn Shafer presented him with a plaque at the quarterly faculty meeting last Friday, behind the surprised look and the broad smile, Mensah was secretly relieved about the attire he had chosen, especially when the room filled with applause and cameras started clicking.

“Fortunately,’’ he said, laughing, “I was wearing a tie.” 

TAGS: Accounting Faculty Glenn Shafer Governmental Accounting Yaw Mensah

Ernst & Young CEO urges students to get experience living overseas in preparation for changing, diverse business world

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ernst & Young CEO James Turley told a group of Rutgers students last week that the world’s shifting demographics are changing business as profoundly as new technology and regulation, and he urged them to experience different cultures by living overseas. [See photos.]

TAGS: Accounting Corporate Partners Ernst & Young Thought Leadership Undergraduate New Brunswick Undergraduate Newark

Ernst & Young CEO James Turley to speak with Dean Shafer on diversity and inclusiveness

Friday, February 8, 2013

CEO of Ernst & Young will visit Livingston Campus on Wednesday, February 13 for a question-and-answer session with Rutgers Business School Dean Glenn Shafer

TAGS: Accounting Auditing Dan Palmon Dean of the Business School Financial Accounting MBA Rutgers Accounting Research Center Taxation Undergraduate New Brunswick

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