Mark Myring has joined FIU Business as director of the School of Accounting.
In the near future, Myring looks to increase content on data analytics and technology in the accounting programs.
"The accounting profession is much more analytics driven than in years past," said Myring. "Also, the CPA exam has changed significantly and we're looking at how to enhance our program's curriculum to better prepare students for the early years of their careers."
Additionally, he will focus on external engagement with area firms in an effort to enrich students' educational experiences and establish co-curricular activities designed to guide them as they transition into the working world of accounting.
"A key to our success is to continue to build relationships with alumni and friends of the School of Accounting," said Myring. "These relationships help us maintain the currency and relevance of our curriculum and ensure our students have access to outstanding internship and employment opportunities."
"...WE'RE LOOKING AT HOW TO ENHANCE OUR PROGRAM'S CURRICULUM TO BETTER PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE EARLY YEARS OF THEIR CAREERS."
Most recently, Myring was associate dean for graduate programs and strategic initiatives at the Miller College of Business at Ball State University and from 2018 to 2019 was Miller College's interim dean.
His research centers on financial and international accounting. He has authored or co-authored 50 papers published in journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Business Ethics and the CPA Journal.
In addition to his academic work, Myring has served as president of the Midwest Region of the American Accounting Association, program chair of the American Accounting Association Midwest Regional Meeting, and on the membership advisory committee of the American Accounting Association.
The School of Accounting offers a Master of Accounting program with tracks in assurance, taxation and analytics, as well as a Bachelor of Accounting program. In the 2020–2021 academic year, the School of Accounting graduated nearly 225 accounting majors and nearly 80 Master of Accounting program students.