College of Business and Innovation

COBI Accounting News

Alan and Karen Barry donate $1 Million to establish endowed professorship in accounting
A $1 million gift has been donated by Alan H. Barry (Bus ’66) and his wife, Karen A. Barry (UTCTC, ’64) to establish an endowment that supports The Alan H. and Karen A. Barry Endowed Professorship in Accounting at The University of Toledo. The Barrys announced the gift at their home in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, April 21, at an alumni event for the Phoenix Chapter of the Alumni Association. University of Toledo President Sharon L. Gaber attended the event in Scottsdale as the alumni chapter’s invited speaker. Read More 
COBI recognizes outstanding alumni from each department within the college

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation held its first Departmental Alumni Recognition event on April 13 to honor an outstanding alum from each department within the college.

Recognized during the ceremony were: Accounting – Adele Jasion; Finance – Darren Munn; IOTM – Otto Steele; Management – Christine Menard; and Marketing and International Business – Russell Ely. Read More

CPA exam rates for ut cobi graduates exceed state and national averages

According to a recently released report (2015) from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), UT COBI graduates passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam at rates exceeding both state and national averages. Read More

COBI Accounting Chair recognized for business Research

"Do brains of managers with different leadership styles function differently in making rational managerial and financial decisions?: Neuroscience investigations" has been posted on EurekAlert!

Cobi Grad student wins statewide accounting manuscript competition

UT COBI graduate student Laura Zielinski authored the winning paper - -   “The Impact of Supply Chain Enhancements on Financial Performance:  The Time Factor”  - - in the 2016 American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Ohio Region Student Manuscript Competition in the graduate category. Read More

UT College of Business hosted Meet the Accountants program

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation hosted a Meet the Accountants event on November 18 in UT’s Driscoll Center Auditorium.

The event, open to all UT students as well as the public, will enable attendees to learn about a career in the accounting profession from several partners and senior leadership at many of the area’s major accounting firms. Read More

Premier COBI High School Accounting Competition enables students to solve a crime

There were actors and students and coaches and crime and analysis and more during COBI’s first Accounting Department’s High School Accounting Competition on October 30. The event was also sponsored by EY, PwC, GJM, and the Ohio Society of CPAS.

Twenty-four school students from Archbold High School, the Four County Career Center and from Swanton High School were divided into 6 teams to solve the crime, with about 7 COBI accounting student volunteers following their scripts to help or hinder the investigators. Read More

Department Chair, faculty and student attend Lean Accounting Summit

The 2015 Lean Accounting Summit, produced by Lean Frontiers, was held in October in Jacksonville, Florida. The conference explored lean principles in areas of leadership, management, accounting and more.

Students and professors receiving LEAF scholarships to attend the summit included:  Amal Said, professor, University of Toledo, Jessica Jakubowski, student, University of Toledo, Hassan HassabElnaby, professor and chair of the UT College of Business and Innovation Accounting Department.

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COBI faculty, students participated in High School Accounting Career Day

The Ohio Society if CPA’s  and the Ohio CPA Foundation sponsored  a High School Accounting Career Day on October 15 in the University of Toledo Student Union.

During the program students learn first-hand about opportunities in accounting and business from local CPAs, business professionals and accounting faculty and students in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation (COBI). COBI Dean Gary Insch welcomed the students. Read More

Regional accounting professionals celebrate UT's accounting department's distinctive accreditation
Accounting professionals from throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan attended a celebratory dinner recognizing the recent departmental accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) of the accounting department in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation (COBI). The event was held on May 19 at The Inverness Club in Toledo. Read More
Two COBI accounting students among first inducted into new international honor society

This year the Institute of Management Accountants, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, established the new IMA Accounting Honor Society (IAHS), designed to support and acknowledge high-performing accounting students attending accredited colleges or universities around the globe.

Among the first two students inducted into the honor society were Rachel Fitzpatrick and Zachary Zavela of The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation. Read More

UT College of Business and Innovation Department of Accounting earns distinctive AACSB accreditation
The Accounting Department in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation (COBI) has received - - in its first attempt - - a departmental accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  This is a voluntary accreditation obtained by only 1.3% (182 institutions) of accounting programs in the 13,670 business schools around the world. Read More
COBI professor and doctoral student win Excellence in Lean Accounting awards

A professor and a doctoral student from The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation are the winners of 2014 Excellence in Lean Accounting Awards from the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI).

Student Huilan Zhang, who holds two master’s degrees, is conducting research into lean management in healthcare and manufacturing for her PhD dissertation. She is investigating why companies begin transformations, what obstacles they encounter, and what results they obtain. Read More

New Alan Barry Accounting Lab named in honor of UT business grad whose generous gift made it possible 

When The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation (COBI) dedicates the new Alan Barry Accounting Lab on September 23, it will recognize and honor the alum whose gift made it reality.

Alan H. Barry, a 1966 graduate of the College, made the generous leadership donation to establish a unique accounting lab to help students who love accounting as much as he did. Read More

COBI MSA student wins professional association essay contest

Michael Rasch, a Masters of Science and Accountancy major in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, took the $2,500 first place award in the recent 2010/2011 Financial Executive International Toledo Chapter 2010/2011 Essay Contest. Read More

Last Updated: 5/1/17