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Maria Rickling

Associate Professor of Accounting

Maria Rickling attended the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in both accounting and management information systems. She earned a master of accountancy and a doctor of philosophy in business administration (accounting track) from Florida International University in Miami, Fla. Just prior to beginning her academic career, Rickling served as a corporate controller and has several years of industry experience.

Rickling teaches intermediate and managerial accounting at the undergraduate level and financial accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An active scholar, she has published several works, and has several works in progress pertaining to various aspects of corporate governance and financial reporting. She is a member of the American Accounting Association, The National Scholars Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society.


  • Ph.D., Florida International University
  • M.Acc., Florida International University
  • B.B.A., University of Cincinnati

Course Topics

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting Seminar
  • Financial Accounting II
  • Current Issues in Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • First Year Seminar

Research Interests

  • Auditing
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial reporting


  • Rickling, M. 2014. Audit Committee Characteristics and Repeatedly Meeting-Beating Analyst Forecasts. International Journal of Business, 19 (2); Forthcoming.
  • Rickling, M., Rama, D., Raghunandan, K. 2013. Repeatedly Meeting-Beating Analyst Forecasts and Audit Fees. International Journal of Business, 18 (2); 119-130.
  • Rickling, M. and D. Sharma. 2013 Audit Committee Compensation and Meeting-Beating Analyst Forecasts.


  • Academy of Business Education Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC. "Teaching Ethics Early: Accounting's Contribution to the Academy" (Sept. 2012)
  • American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., "Discussion of: Does Using Information From Peer Firms Improve Account-Level Expectation Models?" (August 2012).
Maria Rickling

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