School of Business news

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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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LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 58th among public universities in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. The university also moved up two slots to 122nd among all universities in the rankings.

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LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Business has launched a new program aimed at developing professionalism among undergraduate business students. The Professionalism Program includes a series of six 1-credit courses focused on fostering career skills, as well as a required internship and networking opportunities. The program also features excellence points (ePoints) for participation in a variety of outside-of-course experiential, development and leadership activities valued by future employers.

In the media

Seeing Red: Tricky Times in the Markets

The Financial Times reports on a study by assistant professor William Bazley about how the color red influences investor behavior.

Podcast: The Downside of Auditor Rotation

Assistant professor Amanda Winn discusses her research about the downside of auditor rotation with Accounting Today Editor-in-Chief Daniel Hood.

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.

From our blog

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Dual master's student sees opportunity to help Indigenous communities through business

Christian Hopkins, a recent recipient of the REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting, wants to help Indigenous communities through financial literacy. Hopkins is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island.
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Nonprofit Service Club gives service-oriented students opportunities

A group of passionate business students started a new club on campus during the spring 2020 semester to give all students the opportunity to gain experience in the nonprofit sector while contributing their time and talents to the Lawrence community.