Kent State University's College of Business Administration Professor Receives Accounting Award

Kent, Ohio - Dec. 9, 2016

Wendy TietzWendy Tietz, CPA, CMA, Ph.D., received the Jim Bullock Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education sponsored by the Institute of Management Accounts (IMA), for her blog titled "Accounting in the Headlines." The award was presented in August 2016 for the innovative curriculum materials Tietz includes in her blog posts.

"My blog provides real-life stories for accounting educators to use in teaching introductory accounting,"said Tietz. "These blog postings are brief and the content can easily be used in both a face-to-face classroom and in an online environment in a variety of ways."

"College of Business Administration faculty members are leaders in business teaching and research," said Deborah Spake, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration. "Dr. Tietz's innovative approach to teaching accounting not only benefits students at Kent State, but also across the nation as other accounting educators share her work with their students."

Tietz was also featured recently in an article titled "Get Students Hooked on Accounting" by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The piece features her innovative use of technology and social media to make accounting more relatable to students. AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting. It establishes accountancy as a profession distinguished by rigorous educational requirements, high professional standards, professional ethics and a commitment to serving the public interest.

Tietz has been with Kent State University since 2000. She is a certified public accountant, a certified management accountant, a chartered global management accountant, and a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. She received a Ph.D. from Kent State University and MBA and bachelor's degrees from the University of Akron. She has worked in the accounting industry, both as a controller for a financial institution and as the operations manager and controller for a recycled plastics manufacturer.

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Kent State University's College of Business Administration is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio. The College has more than 4,300 students representing more than 50 countries, with over 85 full-time faculty from 16 countries.

The college awards undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is one of only three public business colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program. Master's programs include the MBA with five dual degree options, and an Executive MBA program offering two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare executives. The M.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Business Analytics and M.A. in Economics are specialized master's degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines. The college also boasts nine undergraduate majors, 13 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.

The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News & World Report, is one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to be endorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), is ranked Top-Tier for Executive Education in North America by CEO Magazine and ranked fourth by the SEF (Sales Education Foundation) in Ohio for providing professional sales education.

The college boasts an on-site Career Services Office and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems, and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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