MBA (Bryant College), CPA, CMA, CFM, ChFC
Mr. Griffin is a graduate of Providence College (BS 1980) and Bryant University (formerly Bryant College) (MBA 1982). He is also the Internship Director for the college. Mr. Griffin has worked for a number of employers including Fleet National Bank, E.F. Hutton and Company, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. Joining the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1986, Mike served as Assistant to the Dean in the College of Business and Industry while teaching in the Accounting and Finance department. He has also taught in the Marketing/Business Information Systems department for five years and served as Assistant Dean for two years. His current course load includes Principles of Accounting, Cost Accounting, and the Internship course.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM), both designations are awarded by the Institute of Management Accountants. In addition, Michael holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Mr. Griffin is the author of many business books and has developed several software packages both for commercial and academic use. His latest book, MBA Fundamentals: Accounting and Finance was published by Kaplan Publishing. His latest educational tools are study sheets published by BarCharts Publishing Inc. (Accounting 1, Accounting 2 and Cost Accounting) and Kaplan Publishing (Accounting Basics). His articles on such topics asinternships, small business, and proposal writing have been published in such periodicals as Strategic Finance, The Accountant, International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems and International Journal of Production Research. He has been a content consultant to a number of textbook publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Irwin, Addison Wesley, Pearson Education and Prentice Hall and has developed for software for many software publishers including KMT Software Inc. Corel, Canon and Templatezone.com.
Michael is a past recipient of the Thomas J. Higgins Award for Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2011 Provost Best Practices Innovative Use of Technology Award, and the Walter Cass Faculty Recognition Award.
Michael lives Swansea, Massachusetts, is married and has four children. He is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.
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