Ernst & Young LLP Helps Universities Modify Accounting Curricula

Ernst & Young LLP took another significant step in supporting faculty through the Academic Resource Center (EYARC) with the release of the second phase of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) curriculum and teaching materials, as well as a national training session for professors, the company announced earlier this week.

EYARC is a collaboration of faculty and professionals dedicated to helping the next generation of accounting professionals meet the fast-changing needs of the global financial markets.

Jennifer Blouin, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business said, “Making an effort to maximize pedagogical flexibility, EYARC offered faculty extensive training and materials useful for developing IFRS curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The class notes, cases, and high level spotlights on convergence issues created by EYARC’s team of academics and practice professionals will be invaluable as I incorporate IFRS into my syllabus.”

Meanwhile, James Wahlen, Professor of Accounting and Chairman of the MBA Program at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University said, “The EYARC IFRS faculty training was an outstanding experience. Several accounting faculty and retired partners assembled a comprehensive and detailed set of materials that will help me and accounting faculty members all over the country incorporate an understanding of IFRS into our courses. This training is a great example of how practice and academia can partner for the benefit of our students, our teaching and research, and our profession.”

Read more about this endeavor here.

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