From the Director's Desk
The year 2020 has brought us all many challenges. I’m happy to report that our students, faculty, and staff have met those challenges with tremendous energy and enthusiasm. We are all united in our goal to make this year a positive experience. We were lucky that the Warrington College of Business has long been a leader in online education. And we were doubly lucky that the support of our alumni and friends has provided us with the financial resources to obtain state-of-the-art technology for use by our students and faculty. Without such additional resources, I would be reporting a different story today.
We are moving forward in the important area of accounting data analytics. The Warrington College created an undergraduate business analytics course that all College undergraduates will complete. Our accounting undergraduate courses continue to be improved with the addition of cases and content that produce an analytics mindset. And our Master of Accounting (MAcc) program will contain a new accounting analytics course beginning Fall 2021. We are developing a MAcc concentration in accounting analytics that will complement the existing concentrations in auditing and taxation. In short, we are engaged in continuous improvement to make sure our graduates are the best in the world.
Despite the complexities caused by the pandemic, I have much good news to report. Our students and faculty continue to make us proud with significant awards and recognition. The Fisher School undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked 6th and 9th respectively among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. We are also excited that the University as a whole is now ranked 6th. Achieving high rankings is not our goal. Rather, we believe these high rankings simply reflect the quality of everything we do at Fisher, Warrington, and UF.
The contents of this report contain only a sampling of our activities over the last year. Please visit our website often to keep up with Fisher news and learn even more about our students, faculty, and programs.
Director, Fisher School of Accounting
Associate Dean, Warrington College of Business