Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University’s College of Business Administration Names Interim Director of Graduate Studies

Tim CairneyTim Cairney, an associate professor in the College of Business Administration , will now serve as interim director of Graduate Studies at Georgia Southern University.

Cairney received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond, his Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University, and his Ph.D. in Accounting from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Cairney has been at Georgia Southern for six years and has tenure. His field of expertise is in Industrial Level Analysis and Voluntary Disclosures.

‘Our graduate business programs are the premier programs in east Georgia and include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Applied Economics, and the Georgia WebMBA,” said Cairney of the Masters Program ‘As Interim Director, I am looking forward to coordinating efforts to manage our growth in conjunction with the projected growth of the university.”

Cairney earned his Chartered Accountancy (Canada) professional designation and has practiced with Collins Barrow Maheu Noiseux. Cairney has served as a controller for Franklin Enterprises. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. Cairney has also published in such journals as Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, the Journal of Cost Analysis and Management, and the American Business Review. Cairney serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Review of Accounting & Finance.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.



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