Deloitte Foundation faculty and student resources
Accelerating education to meet the pace of business
Like Deloitte’s RightStep™ education program, the Deloitte Foundation aims to set students and their influencers on a path to success. Since 1928, the foundation has sponsored various education programs to develop future talent in advisory, accounting, and consulting.
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Matching Gifts Program
Since 1972, the Deloitte Foundation has offered a Matching Gifts Program, which encourages partners and employees of the Deloitte US Firms to support higher education through contributions to colleges and universities. The Foundation matches more than $5 million annually to approximately 400 colleges and universities across the US.
Leading in our universities
Tomorrow’s business challenges require a new type of leader with a diverse skillset that enables them to innovate at the pace of business. From slide rulers to tablets, for the past 87 years, the Deloitte Foundation has evolved alongside education, helping to support faculty and develop future leaders in the critical fields of accounting, advisory, and consulting. Whether through classroom curriculum, financial support, cutting-edge research, or excellence in teaching, the Deloitte Foundation is helping education institutions confront the global skills gap head-on.
Resources: Faculty | PhD | Students | Life Inc. | Donate/Matching gifts program
College and university faculty play a critical role in educating the profession's next generation of business leaders. The Deloitte Foundation is committed to supporting university faculty and students by providing resources, teaching/curriculum materials and other investments in academic programs that promote excellence in higher education. We are making an impact on tomorrow’s leaders today through the following:
Since 1965, more than 2,400 professors have attended the seminars, which the Foundation sponsors with the American Accounting Association. Here, Deloitte & Touche LLP partners recreate difficult cases they have encountered in practice and work with attending faculty on possible solutions. Rounded out by guest speakers, the Trueblood Seminars keep professors connected with real-world issues and current challenges of the profession. There are also 50 cases that faculty can access whenever needed for use in the classroom.5
- Professorships, fellowships, and chairs
The Foundation has provided more than $17 million in endowed professorships, fellowships, and chairs to held universities attract and retain top faculty.
Together with the American Accounting Association, the Deloitte Foundation sponsors the annual Wildman Medal, which is awarded to an author (or co-authors) of research judged likely to advance the theory and practice of public accounting.
The Foundation also directly supports new teaching methods by sponsoring this $5,000 annual award for tax professors who develop innovative teaching techniques that encourage critical thinking.
An annual program designed to provide accounting faculty with a better understanding of business issues, and deliver best practice information that participants can incorporate into their institutions’ curricula. The program is delivered as a combination of presentations from regulators, standard setters, practice and experienced educators at leading accounting programs. To view past program cases and other materials, click here.
- Tax Faculty Symposium
A Deloitte Foundation sponsored program designed to expose tax professors to the latest technical and business knowledge on practice, regulatory, and policy issues in taxation.
For more information on any of these programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation has supported accounting PhD education for decades through its Doctoral Fellowship Program, which has supported more than 1,000 PhDs, and the American Accounting Association (AAA)/DeloitteFoundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium and other initiatives. It is also at the forefront with the AICPA Foundation, Big Four public accounting firms, and many other large CPA firms and state societies to help reverse the shortage of PhD accounting faculty in the United States by increasing the pipeline of quality doctoral candidates in accounting—the future educators of the future leaders of the accounting profession.
The Deloitte Foundation provides PhD resources in the following areas:
- Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program
Since 1956, this program has provided financial support to outstanding doctoral students in accounting. Up to ten recipients each year are awarded $25,000 each to help cover expenses during their final year of coursework and the first year of their dissertation. The program has supported more than 1,000 PhDs and is increasing the pipeline of faculty who are preparing the next generation of business leaders.
- American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium
The Consortium gives advanced doctoral students a chance to meet with some of the country's most distinguished faculty in a collegial setting. For more than 35 years, the Consortium has helped students who are about to become faculty discuss important issues related to research, teaching, and career development.
The Deloitte Foundation, in conjunction with the AICPA Foundation, dozens of the country’s largest accounting firms and several state CPA societies, sponsored the ADS program which addresses the growing shortage of Ph.D. professionals in auditing and tax. The program provides financial support to encourage professionals, with public accounting experience in auditing and tax and an interest in teaching, to transition into academic roles at the university level (the fourth and final ADS scholars were selected in 2012). For further program information, contact www.adsphd.org
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Another way the Foundation introduces relevant real-world experience to students is through its case study programs for undergraduate and graduate accounting majors and MBA students. The Foundation sponsors student case study competitions in the areas of audit, tax and consulting, with scholarships awarded to top achievers. More than 1,700 students participate annually in the competitions. The events provide students with the chance to not only explore the types of practical issues that our professionals encounter every day, but also to experience aspects of the professional working environment, including group dynamics, and communication and interpersonal skills. The competitions are:
- National Student Case Study Seminar
This educational event is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation through contributions from retired partners, principals and directors of Deloitte LLP and its affiliates and is designed to expose accounting students to real world examples of complex issues dealt with in accounting and auditing practice.
- FanTAXtic National Case Study competition
Sponsored by Deloitte Tax LLP with program management support by the Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte FanTAXtic is designed to familiarize students with the tax profession early in their academic careers. The interactive case study competition includes case simulation, role playing and presentations to help students better understand the types of experiences and business challenges they can expect from a career in tax.
MBA National Case Competition
Sponsored by Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Foundation, this event brings together students from top-tier MBA programs to test their critical thinking and business knowledge through a case simulation of a topical, complex business issue.
- Cyber Risk Competition
Sponsored by Deloitte & Touche LLP and the Foundation, the Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition is designed to create awareness around cyber security, to create a collaborative structure where both talented students and premier institutes can build cyber security subject matter specialization, and provide an educational venue for students to apply theory and practical skills related to cyber security.
Life Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide for Young People
The Deloitte Foundation realizes that today's young people are tomorrow's talent, and understands the value of exposing them to the many potential career options. In 2007, the Deloitte Foundation began sponsoring the Life Inc. program to expand students' views of future careers in a fun and interactive way. The Foundation teamed with Neale Godfrey, author of Life Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide for Young People to provide her book and other valuable tools to help middle and high school students begin thinking about possible careers.