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Experiential Learning

EY Undergraduate Teacher-Scholar Program

With support from EY, one student per year is chosen to work with distinguished professors on an interesting topic, with the end goal of having a published academic paper at the end of the experience. Students attend conferences and conduct primary and secondary research. Through interactions with recruiters and key players at EY, students have gone on to secure internships and jobs thanks to this experience. Previous projects have had various scopes, including investigations of corporate fraud and research about the current state of cyber security in the U.S.


Dr. Timothy Eaton (513) 529-2132 eatont@MiamiOH.edu

Center for Business Leadership (CBL)

The William Isaac and 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. The Center focuses on values-based leadership, which embraces authenticity and inclusivity, to create a holistic, integrative, practical, relationship-based business leadership approach.

Student Fellows

Student Fellows are vital to the work environment at the Center for Business Leadership. They work with faculty, professionals and peers to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary activities focused on creating and sustaining long-term value for organizations. They organize conferences, meet with executives and set up events for the Center.


Brian Ballou (513) 529-6213 balloubj@MiamiOH.edu

Megan Gerhardt (513) 529-4235 gerharmm@MiamiOH.edu

Dan Heitger (513) 529-6208 heitgedl@MiamiOH.edu

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Case Competition

The PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Case Competition requires teams of students to solve hypothetical problems relating to either tax or accounting policies. The xTax or xAct Challenges give students a chance to research a real-world business policy issue and develop critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills.


Tim Eaton (513) 529-2132 eatont@MiamiOH.edu

Deloitte Case Competitions

The Deloitte Case Competitions involves students working in teams to develop solutions to current accounting and auditing issues Students work with faculty and professional advisors to research an issue, propose a solution and prepare a presentation that will be judged by a panel of professional accountants.


Marc Rubin (513) 529-3381 rubinma@MiamiOH.edu

Textron Case Competition

Textron Aviation's case focuses on the reviewing of Textron Aviation’s financial statements and making recommendations to improve their business. Student teams work with Miami mentors and Textron professionals to create their solution. Students will present their recommendations to leadership and staff from Textron Aviation.


Brenda Homan (513) 529-2274 homanbs@MiamiOH.edu

Accountancy Travel Program

The goal of the Accountancy Travel Program is to acquaint the students with financial reporting and tax policy and allow them to meet with legislators, regulators, policy makers and other professionals in the accounting field in order to broaden their experiences outside the traditional classroom. Students visit key organizations in their field. The Winter 2015 program included trips to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants, the Securities Exchange Commission, The Clearing House and NASDAQ.


Brenda Homan (513) 529-2274 homanbs@MiamiOH.edu