UB Accounting Department Receives "Organization of the Year" Award

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: April 29, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Department of Accounting and Law in the University at Buffalo School of Management received the Organization of the Year Award from the Buffalo chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) at the chapter's monthly meeting on April 22.

Each year the IMA recognizes an organization or company that has supported the chapter either in the current year or over several years. The award was presented to Susan Hamlen, department chair.

"The Department of Accounting and Law has long maintained high standards of excellence," said Dean John M. Thomas. "This award recognizes the efforts of our faculty and our students in the field of accounting."

Several members of the School of Management accounting faculty have served in leadership positions with the IMA over the years, and the UB Accounting Association (UBAA), an IMA student affiliate chapter, has won numerous IMA national awards for its efforts in providing leadership training and networking experiences for students.

The UB School of Management is the primary provider of accounting graduates to the Western New York community, offering AACSB-accredited accounting programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Its internal audit program is one of only 40 programs worldwide endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

The Department of Accounting and Law offers continuing...The accounting department offers continuing education programs to the Western New York business community through its Annual Institute on Taxation, IRA Tax Practitioner Seminars and other programs.

The University at Buffalo School of Management is ranked as one of the world's top-50 business schools by The Wall Street Journal. It also has been cited by Business Week as one of the "best business schools" in America, and by Forbes for "best return on investment." For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://www.mgt.buffalo.edu.