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October 1, 2014

WATCH: KPMG and JA upgrade the JA Finance Park program

Audit and tax firm KPMG and Junior Achievement USA (JA) recently unveiled a redeveloped digital curriculum—complete with new technology and software—for the JA Finance Park program, as a means of increasing financial literacy in middle and high school students.

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U. of Miami School of Business debuts online M.S. in Finance program

Joining the ranks of top-tier colleges and universities to offer fully digital master's programs, the University of Miami School of Business has recently announced the launch of its online Master of Science in Finance degree, set to debut January 2015.

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September 30, 2014

UNA-US and PwC launch global finance curriculum

As the world becomes more and more interconnected, an emphasis on global awareness in education is bound to increase. Recognizing this, the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and PwC US have launched a new curriculum called Economics of Globalization.

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IFRS Foundation launches online quiz

The IFRS Foundation announced a free-of-charge online quiz today, available for both students and educators alike. The quiz tests participants on their knowledge of the use of the IFRS, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), as well as the Standards themselves.

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September 29, 2014

Indian citizens now able to take CPA exam in Middle East

As of October 1st, 2014, Indian citizens and permanent residents wishing to take the Uniform CPA Examination may do so in designated Middle Eastern countries, according to a statement made by the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric.

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New University of Toledo accounting lab dedicated to '66 grad

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation revealed the Alan Barry Accounting Lab last week, in recognition of generous donations made by Class of '66 graduate Alan H. Barry to his alma mater.

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September 26, 2014

St. Mary's offering "big data" degree

As the world starts to rely more and more on digital data, a fertile job market has emerged for those who will analyze and report on those statistics. In response to this, St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, has formed a new bachelor of business administration degree program in accounting and data analytics.

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September 25, 2014

AICPA concerned over electronic signature standards

The AICPA said in its Sept. 24 letter that it “strongly supports” the IRS’s effort to develop standards allowing for electronic signature. However, stricter methods of achieving these means were urged.

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September 24, 2014

G.W. grad students win top honors at Initiative on Rethinking Financial Disclosure

Elizabeth Moehlenbrock (MBA Class of '15) and Liyuan Su (MSF Class of '15) of the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) recently took home top honors at the Initiative on Rethinking Financial Disclosure - a partnership of the GWSB's Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) and the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ).

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Last chance to register for second President's Advisory Council meeting

The second public meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (“the Council”) will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 9:00am - 11:30am EDT, on site at the US Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.

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