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Professor named editor at top journal

Chan Li, the Stephen A. Batman Professor, will serve as an editor at The Accounting Review, the premier journal for accounting research.

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High ranks for Jayhawks passing CPA exam  

A new report shows 76.4% of KU accounting graduates passed the CPA exam on their first try in 2019, making the pass rate nearly 20 percentage points higher than the national average and placing the School of Business in the top 12% of 247 large programs.

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Murali K. Mantrala, Ned Fleming Professor of Marketing, has been awarded the 2020 Don McBane Special Recognition Award from the American Marketing Association’s Selling and Sales Management Special Interest Group (SIG).

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LAWRENCE – The 2019 CPA exam pass rate of University of Kansas accounting students ranks in the top five among collegiate accounting programs, according to the CPA Success Index. This new analytic estimates students’ progress toward completing all four parts of the CPA exam in 18 months.

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  LAWRENCE — The phrase “to see red” means to become angry. But for investors, seeing red takes on a whole different meaning. That’s the premise behind a new article by William Bazley, assistant professor of finance at the University of Kansas.


In the media

Democrats and Republicans Differ as Investors. How to Check Your Bias.

A study entitled “Partisan Bias in Fund Portfolios,” co-authored by finance professor Jide Wintoki, is featured in Barron's.

‘Impossible to pay rent’: In Kansas and Missouri, bills are due but cash has dried up

Business economics professor Robert DeYoung spoke with The Wichita Eagle about the economic challenge many in Kansas and Missouri will face as a result of COVID-19.

Congress approved $350 billion for small business. Where’s the money?

Will Katz, regional director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Kansas, discussed with Quartz the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program following the COVID-19 pandemic.

From our blog

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Nonprofit Service Club gives service-oriented students opportunities

A group of passionate business students started a new club on campus to give all students the opportunity to gain experience in the nonprofit sector while contributing their time and talents to the Lawrence community.
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Professional selling program alumni help coach student team

In May 2018, MC Landolt became one of the first KU business students to graduate with a certificate in professional selling. Now a client solutions executive for AT&T, Landolt happily shared her expertise with current professional selling students ahead of the AT&T National Sales Competition earlier this fall.