Accountancy professor appointed faculty director of MSA Program

Author: Dennis Brown

Kevin Misiewicz, associate professor of accountancy at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed faculty director of the Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program in the Mendoza College of Business, according to Carolyn Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the college.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1978, Misiewicz specializes in taxation, not-for-profit organizations and financial accounting. He focuses on the uses of computers in tax practice and education; tax research tools, processes and communication; various aspects of the taxation of individuals, including estate planning; and the tax treatment of exempt organizations.p. Misiewicz has published two books ? “Programmed Guide to Tax Research” and “Cash and Accrual Methods of Accounting” ? and more than 45 journals articles. He is a faculty resident in the tax division of Arthur Anderson&Co. and a faculty fellow in the national tax office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.p. Misiewicz just completed serving two years as the ombudsperson for discriminatory harassment complaints at the University. He and his wife, Kathy, have been active for many years in adoption support groups and are the parents of eight children, four of whom are adopted. They also have been leaders in Worldwide Marriage Encounter at area and regional levels for nearly 25 years.p. Established in 1954, the MSA Program was restructured this year to meet the growing needs of not-for-profit organizations nationwide. Effective this past summer, the program now places its curricular and scheduling focus on people working full time in community-based and national nonprofit agencies who lack the desired or required business background.p. The restructured MSA curriculum is designed to hone the administrative leadership skills of men and women in social service organizations by addressing new issues in the nonprofit sector, including philanthropy, the impact of information technology, the call for administrative effectiveness and accountability, the responsibility for revenue generation, and the interface between the profit and nonprofit arenas.p. The core curriculum includes courses on grant writing, development, financial management, marketing, accounting, human resource management, communications and ethics, all tailored to the not-for-profit sector. Among the electives will be courses on social entrepreneurship, investments, leadership, Catholic social thought, E-commerce and tax policies.p. The new structure of the MSA Program enables degree completion in 24-48 months. Courses are offered in two intensive two-week segments during the summer, accommodating the full-time work schedules of participants. Each two-week segment is composed of two courses. Elective courses are offered via the Internet during the fall and spring semesters.p. More information on the MSA program ? including courses, schedules, enrollment requirements, tuition and fees, and an online application? is available on the World Wide Web at or by phone at (219) 631-7302.

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