Innovator Winter 2012
New Program Launched: Master of Professional Accountancy
Degree Meets New Education Requirements for CPA Candidates
The Graduate School of Management will become the first University of California school to offer a master’s degree in professional accountancy (MPAc)—a response to major changes in educational requirements and the resulting need for improved training of certified public accountants in California.
“The degree will provide a vital educational offering for the residents of California, as well as serve as a valuable component of the Graduate School of Management’s academic portfolio and business model,” said Dean Steven Currall. “Offering this degree is both timely and essential.”
Instead of holding customers captive in an idled plane on a tarmac during unforeseen delays, airlines should give passengers the choice to leave or stay—and compensate them either way.
Four faculty members have received prestigious fellowships for their research productivity, teaching excellence and dedicated service to the School.
Associate Professor Greta Hsu, a specialist in organizational behavior and economic sociology, was awarded the Seeman Faculty Term Fellowship. The fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from alumna May Seeman ’89 and her husband, Philippe.
Biomedical engineer Julia Choi wants to move life-saving technologies out of the research lab and into the world. Toward that goal, she joined more than 40 fellow scientists and engineers from universities across the U.S. at the inaugural Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy at UC Davis last summer. Participants, ranging from professors to first-year graduate students, brought their research in fields from cancer to cardiovascular medicine to neurology—and a thirst to see their work have a real-world impact.