Mike Griffin

Michael Griffin, MBA

Senior Lecturer

Accounting & Finance

508-910-6947

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Charlton College of Business 318


Education

1982Bryant UniversityMBA
1980Providence CollegeBS

Teaching

  • Principles of accounting
  • Accounting information systems
  • Accounting for decision making
  • Personal finance

Teaching

Courses

Accounting concepts and procedures, studied through the analysis, classification, recording, and summarizing of business transactions. Financial statements are introduced and shown to be a source of essential information for management and others outside of the business. Ethical issues in financial reporting are considered.

Accounting concepts and procedures, studied through the analysis, classification, recording, and summarizing of business transactions. Financial statements are introduced and shown to be a source of essential information for management and others outside of the business. Ethical issues in financial reporting are considered.

Accounting concepts and procedures, studied through the analysis, classification, recording, and summarizing of business transactions. Financial statements are introduced and shown to be a source of essential information for management and others outside of the business. Ethical issues in financial reporting are considered.

Design and implementation of successful accounting systems. Significant attention is devoted to the relationship among components of an accounting system, the use of information for decision-making, and internal control. Ethical issues in providing and using information are considered.

Design and implementation of successful accounting systems. Significant attention is devoted to the relationship among components of an accounting system, the use of information for decision-making, and internal control. Ethical issues in providing and using information are considered.

Design and implementation of successful accounting systems. Significant attention is devoted to the relationship among components of an accounting system, the use of information for decision-making, and internal control. Ethical issues in providing and using information are considered.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

An introduction to the financial planning process of setting goals, developing action plans, creating budgets and measuring results. The student will become familiar with the techniques of financial analyses necessary to make choices when considering housing, insurance, retirement plans, borrowing and other personal finance issues.
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Work experience at a specialized level supervised for graded academic credit by a faculty member in the student's major field. Terms and hours to be arranged. Students must register in advance to receive credit for an internship in the Business College. Deadline for registration and approval for internship contracts is the end of the add/drop period; no late contracts or registrations will be accepted. For specific procedures and regulations, see section of catalog on Other Learning Experiences.
Register for this course.

Design and implementation of successful accounting systems. Significant attention is devoted to the relationship among components of an accounting system, the use of information for decision-making, and internal control. Ethical issues in providing and using information are considered.
Register for this course.

Work experience at a specialized level supervised for graded academic credit by a faculty member in the student's major field. Terms and hours to be arranged. Students must register in advance to receive credit for an internship in the Business College. Deadline for registration and approval for internship contracts is the end of the add/drop period; no late contracts or registrations will be accepted. For specific procedures and regulations, see section of catalogue on Other Learning Experiences.
Register for this course.

Select publications

Michael Griffin
MBA Fundamentals: Accounting and Finance
Kaplan Publishing

Michael Griffin
Accounting 1, Accounting 2, Cost Accounting
BarCharts Publishing

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. 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 Business Internships (self-published) and textbooks for the following American Management Association courses Beyond the Basics: Intermediate Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial ManagersHow To Read and Interpret Financial Statements, How to Write a Business Plan, and The Job of the Accounting Manager. His accounting study guidessuch as Accounting 1Accounting 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 holds an MBA, CPA, ChFC, CMA. He 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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