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). 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 has served as Assistant Dean for the College of Business and as internship director but has mostly taught accounting courses. His current course load includes Principles of Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Accounting for Decision Making (MBA), Personal Finance and the business school's internship course.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM). In addition, Michael holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College and he is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, and 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. He is the author of MBA Fundamentals: Accounting and Finance, published by Kaplan Publishing, Business Internships (self-published) and textbooks for the following American Management Association courses Beyond the Basics: Intermediate Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, How To Read and Interpret Financial Statements, How to Write a Business Plan, and The Job of the Accounting Manager. His accounting study guides, such as Accounting 1, Accounting 2, and Cost Accounting are best sellers for BarCharts Publishing and are sold in bookstores nationwide. Mike is currently a contributing editor for a financial accounting series of readings published by Harvard Business Publishing.
His articles on such topics as internships, small business, and proposal writing have appeared periodicals such as Strategic Finance, The Accountant, Human Resource Capital, International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems and International Journal of Production Research. Griffin has been a content consultant and subject matter expert to a number of textbook publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Irwin, Addison Wesley, Pearson Education and Prentice Hall and for software publishers such as KMT Software Inc. Corel and Canon. Many of his software products, such as the Personal Financial Organizer and OfficeReady Business Plans are sold by Templatezone.com, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based software company.
Michael has been recognized for teaching excellence as a multiple past recipient of the Thomas J. Higgins Award for Excellence in Teaching Award, the Provost Best Practices Innovative Use of Technology Award, and the Walter Cass Faculty Recognition Award.
Professor Griffin 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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