Contact the MPPA Program
Anita Morgan, DBA, CPA, CFE, Director
The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration
OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY
525 S. Main St.
Ada, OH 45810
Tel. (419)-772-4210 Email MPPA
MPPA Newsletter, Third Quarter 2014
Third Quarter 2014
Fraud Awareness Week
Opportunities to learn about fraud and how to deter it
More information in the fourth quarter e-newsletter
Have you considered a career in internal auditing?
According to a blog post by Richard Chambers, an internal auditing professional, internal auditing can be a career stepping stone or a life-time career path; the choice is yours. The appeal of internal auditing is that it can provide you with the opportunity to learn about multiple aspects of a business. Read more.
Welcome to the MPPA, the newsletter from the Dicke College of Business Administration's Master of Professional Practice in Accounting at Ohio Northern University. We hope you find this information useful and enlightening. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why an MPPA?
Dr. Anita Morgan
A Conversation with Dr. Anita R. Morgan, Director, MPPA
Q. Why should a student pick Ohio Northern University for their graduate degree in accounting?
A. The Dicke College of Business Administration is accredited by the AACSB, which means that we report not only to the accrediting body for the University, but also to our external accreditors. Additionally, AACSB has high standards for accreditation and is widely recognized in the business world.
Q. How does a Master of Professional Practice in Accounting differ from a Master of Accountancy?
Corporate governing bodies are caught in a battle between risk management and shareholder wealth maximization. As the risks to a business become more sophisticated and complicated, risk identification and management are crucial to success. In its list of six key themes expected to emerge in 2014, Ernst & Young's Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) identified several themes related to risk management. According to the press release, "Regulators are challenging corporate compliance and governance models as companies aim to mitigate risk while shareholders expect growth."
As computer systems become more sophisticated, collecting and storing large volumes of data is becoming easier. The problem lies in making sense of the data. Data analytics is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that information.
Fraudsters understand that if they are tech savvy enough to bury the evidence of their fraud schemes in the data, they stand a better chance of getting away with the scheme. As these fraudsters become more tech savvy, manual methods of detection are no longer effective. Read more.
Graduate Spotlight: Nicole DiVincenzo
Nicole DiVincenzo, MPPA '14, is a recent graduate (May 2014) of the MPPA program. When asked why she chose the MPPA program at ONU, DiVincenzo stated, "What really sparked my interest in this program was when I took a fraud class in my undergrad program. It was really interesting to me, and I guess forensics has always been a very interesting topic."