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The William Isaac & Michael Oxley Center for Business Leadership engages and challenges tomorrow's adaptive leaders through innovative core programming to develop graduates equipped to lead tomorrow’s best organizations.

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Words from Alumni

  • "When you said you had an accounting degree from Miami, it seemed to carry with it an assumed level of competence and knowledge that opened doors."

    -Rob Evans - 1994 accountancy graduate, Audit Partner, KPMG (currently on assignment with KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York)

  • "Miami’s outstanding accounting program gave me the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills for building a career in finance."

    -Lynn Good - 1981 accountancy graduate, Group Executive and President, Duke Energy

  • "Miami’s accountancy professors instilled the importance of integrity in business long before the Sarbanes-Oxley spotlight of today."

    -Don Sinko - 1975 accountancy graduate, Chief Integrity Officer, Cleveland Clinic

  • "The Department of Accountancy is one of Miami’s crown jewels."

    -Don Bush - 1979 accountancy graduate, Managing Partner - Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Market, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • "The rigorous class work at Miami helped teach me to think, not just to do accounting. That is of value in any field, and it is a trait I try to pass on to my students now."

    -Dr. Gregory Miller - 1990 accountancy graduate, Associate Professor, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

  • "Miami University and the accountancy program provided the foundation to develop a wide range of life skills, combined with a strong professional focus, which has helped me greatly throughout my entire career."

    -Jay Henderson - 1977 accountancy graduate, Vice Chair and Managing Partner – Chicago office, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • "The most important thing I learned from my accountancy education was how to think creatively in a number of different situations – to think on my feet and to be decisive."

    -Steven Paley - 1984 accountancy graduate, President, Rapid Security Solutions, LLC

  • "My accounting professors helped me to gain the technical proficiency that I needed and instilled the confidence that I could achieve what I wanted."

    -Julia (Ward) Poston - 1982 accountancy graduate, Managing Partner – Cincinnati office, Ernst & Young

  • "The technical skills that I acquired along with the advice and support of Miami’s accounting faculty were instrumental in preparing me for graduate school and a challenging, rewarding career."

    -Bridget (Farrell) Spaulding - 1993 accountancy graduate, Managing Director, NYSE Euronext

  • "When I began my professional career, I realized how well I was prepared because of the high quality of my Miami accounting education."

    -Chuck Landes - 1974 accountancy graduate, Vice President of Professional Standards and Services for the AICPA

  • "Miami’s accounting program gave me the foundation of strong fundamentals in my career in business and as a public accountant."

    -Jamie S. Miller - 1990 accountancy graduate, Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer, General Electric

  • "Looking back on my Miami education and experience, I have a better appreciation now of how well Miami prepared me – technically, morally, socially – for a career of which I’m very proud."

    -Laura Phillips - 1991 accountancy graduate, Assistant Corporate Controller, General Motors

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    "Miami’s accountancy department is recognized as one of the best in the country and its challenging curriculum allowed me to establish a tremendous foundation in accounting."

    -Paul Beswick - 1994 accountancy graduate, Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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