Stetson University

School of Business Administration

Department News

  • Per the N.A.S.B.A. 2012 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance book, the achievement of our students/recent graduates on the CPA examination is as follows:
    • The overall pass rate for all Stetson University-educated test takers was 75 percent (the world-wide average was 48.9 percent). This was the second highest pass rate in the state of Florida (out of 26 universities).
    • The overall pass rate for Stetson University-educated test takers with a bachelor's degree was 84.6 percent (the highest pass rate in the State of Florida).
    • The overall pass rate for Stetson University-educated first time test takers with a bachelor's degree was 75.1 percent (the highest pass rate in the State of Florida).
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., joins the faculty as an associate professor of taxation and accounting in fall 2014. Chambers earned her Ph.D. from of the University of Houston and previously served as a professor of accounting at Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi. Her area of expertise is taxation.
  • Vince Brenner, Ph.D., David M. Beights Professor of Accounting, received the School of Business Administration's Researcher of the Year Award for 2012-2013.
  • Mike Bitter, Ph.D., Rinker Distinguished Professor of Accounting, was a co-recipient of the School of Business Administration's Service Provider of the Year Award for 2013-2014.
  • The Rinker Institute had its AACSB accounting accreditation reaffirmed in 2011. The Institute will perform a self-study in 2014-2015 in advance of a continuous improvement review by a peer review team in early 2016.
  • 26 students received their Master of Accountancy at the May 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • 15 accounting majors received their Bachelor of Business Administration at the May 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • James "JR" Weston received the Federation of Schools of Accountancy's Master of Accountancy Student of the Year award for Stetson University.
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