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K P M G L L P Bringing the Profession to the Classroom: An Overview of the Curriculum Tools and Programs KPMG Offers AAA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010, 2:00-3:30pm
Presenters Dr. Steven D’Agustino Director RETC: Center for Professional Development Dr. Barbara M Porco Director of Program Development Accounting Faculty Fordham University Bea Sanders National Director of Faculty Relations Blane Ruschak Executive Director of University Relations and Recruiting KPMG, LLP
3 Overview of Presentation The Ethical Compass: A Toolkit for Integrity in Business KPMG Alumni Partners Teaching Initiative The Professor Residency Program Leveraging IFRS for Academe The Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program Additional Resources on the Faculty Portal: Curriculum Tools & Programs Handout
Video Dilemmas No lecture KPMG Proprietary Public Accounting Based Sophomore/Junior/Senior Success Dependent on Instructor (“what if” scenarios) Modular Structure Concepts (i.e. Retaliation) Can Be Adapted to Other Business Majors Classroom (Business), BAP Launched in 2007
Role Plays 50/50 Lecture/Role Plays Basic AICPA Code of Conduct Public Accounting Based Sophomore/Junior Success Dependent on Size of Class (small classes better); <75 Select Role Play students in advance Certain Role Plays Adaptable to Other Business Majors Classroom (Accounting), BAP Launched in 2007
Case Studies 50/50 Lecture/Cases Teaches general ethics decision making model known as CARE2 Cases are Accounting Based Freshmen; Sophomore; Junior; or Seniors Success dependent on instructor (“what if” scenarios) Concepts (i.e. Steroid Use) Can be adapted to other majors Classroom (Business), BAP, Career Center Personnel Launched in 2007
Applied Ethics Case Studies 50/50 Lecture/Cases Teaches business ethics decision making model known as Applied CARE2 Cases are accounting based Appropriate for any size class Junior; Senior; or Masters Classroom, BAP, Career Center Launched in 2008
Code of Conduct Challenge 75/25 Lecture/Game Teaches Detailed Code of Conduct 100% Accounting Based Sophomore/Junior Works Best if Taught by Faculty Classroom (Accounting), BAP Launched in 2008
Sarbanes Oxley Act Challenge 75/25 Lecture/Game Teaches specific Sarbanes Oxley Rules and Regulations 100% Accounting Based Sophomore; Junior; Senior Works best if taught by faculty Classroom – Accounting classes or BAP Launched in 2008
12 Description of the Shades of Gray The Shades of Gray is a series of ethical scenarios to be discussed by students. Organized as a group activity, the scenarios are designed to help students recognize ethical issues and measure their ethical influence on a group. The Shades of Gray activity is accompanied by a presentation that will discuss the obstacles people face when assessing the risks that accompany decisions with ethical dimensions.
Shades of Gray Ethical Decisions Doing the “right thing” is the only effective and reliable method of minimizing risk. Consider both individual and collective impact of your decisions Ethical decisions allow one to be confident of the outcome!
Burden of Proof Students will be presented with a series of “suspects” and be asked to conduct an investigation to determine who most likely committed an act of fraud.
KPMG Alumni Partners Teaching Initiative Discussed concept with Educators Advisory Board Discussed concept with Educators Advisory Board Interest/need for PQ faculty Key elements to consider Developed educational webcast for interested alumni Developed educational webcast for interested alumni Awareness/expectations of university environment Invaluable assistance from educators-Kevin Stocks, Catherine Burns, Susan Crosson, Scott Showalter Created a task force of educators for feedback Content of Instructor Profile Facilitate access for program administrators Faculty Portal site and search tool 34
43 KPMG Professor Residency Program Launched four years ago – residencies in Tax, Audit and Advisory Services Total of 19 faculty to date Period of residency from 3 to 5 months; some longer A paid residency that is available at KPMG offices across the country Applications are accepted for current and future years Key contact: Malana White at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
44 Leveraging IFRS for Academe Two-day IFRS Seminars for Faculty co- sponsored with schools Two seminars held this spring: University of Connecticut and San Diego State University Slide presentation with instructor notes and 10 cases are posted on the Faculty Portal Series of monthly IFRS webcasts Series of monthly IFRS webcasts Recently launched a series of monthly webcasts Recently launched a series of monthly webcasts thru Jan, 2011 More than forty webcasts available for replay on Faculty Portal More than forty webcasts available for replay on Faculty Portal
45 Leveraging IFRS for Academe (cont’d) IFRS e-Learning Modules for Classroom Two pilots held in the Fall with 3 modules Preparing to launch a case competition for case studies to support modules in the classroom AAA/KPMG Faculty Survey Collaboration with AAA to gauge IFRS in the curriculum Third survey underway – takes 10 minutes
46 Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program First year of ADS program very successful 27 scholars enrolled in doctoral programs Fall 2009; 10 of the scholars are from KPMG 5 additional doctoral candidates (not ADS scholars) also 5 additional doctoral candidates (not ADS scholars) also enrolled in doctoral programs enrolled in doctoral programs Year 2 of the program repeats success 39 participating universities for 2010 enrollments 29 scholars will enroll in doctoral programs next Fall 11 of the scholars are from KPMG Year 3 applications accepted from July 1 thru Oct 1 38 participating universities for 2011 enrollments 38 participating universities for 2011 enrollments