Amy Igou

Associate Professor of Accounting

Tim Williams Junior Faculty Fellow




Education

BA - Luther College, Decorah, IA Majors: Accounting and Computer Science
MBA - St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
PhD - Southern Illinois University, Carbonale, IL Business Administration emphasis in Management Information Systems


Teaching Interests

Accounting Information Systems


Research Interests

Accounting standards effect on IT operations; Software Development Methodologies; IT use in Nonprofit organizations; Using Data Analytics in the Classroom; Big Data applications


Professional Accomplishments

Prior to joining the UNI Faculty, Amy worked at Deere & Company for 19 years in a variety of positions in financial systems. Several years were spent on the SAP implementation team. Many of the experiences from leading and participating on the system development project are used as a foundation in her teaching and in her research.

Amy has recently published in the Journal of Accounting Education and Business Process Management Journal. She has also presented several papers at conferences as well as participated in panel discussions. 

Amy and Rex Karsten received the UNIBusiness award for Innovation in Teaching in 2016. This award was for their work on using university survey data for an in-class assignment in the MIS course. Amy was named the Tim Williams Junior Faculty Fellow for 2017-2018.

Amy is a Certified Management Accountant and remains active in the local Institute of Management Accountant chapter.


Latest News & Views


Northern Iowa accounting students help prepare tax returns for VITA program
UNI named Top 3 program for CPAs

The University of Northern Iowa’s accounting department ranked third in the nation in preparing students to become certified public accountants, according to a new analytic by Baylor University and UNI professors.

The newly created CPA Success Index estimates students’ progress toward completing all four parts of the CPA exam. The metric found UNI students had an 89% success rate on the notoriously difficult test, just below Texas A&M University (90%) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (95%).

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Five iOS Apps for people learning to 'adult'

The anxiety young people have about maturing in their twenties has lead to the word "adulting" becoming quite popular. It's a useful, albeit somewhat glib, catch-all term for taking care of yourself. Doing your laundry? Adulting. Scrambling an egg? Adulting. In truth, the real sign of adulthood is living a life that's within your control, and for that, there are several iOS apps to help. With these five apps, anyone can "adult" -- or at least fake it when they need to. 

 

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5 highly effective Gmail tools you should be using but probably aren't

Do you use Gmail for your business or personal email correspondence? Do you want to improve your email experience, rather than rely on Google's standard email interface? Thanks to developers within the email productivity space, there are a growing number of productivity apps available for Gmail users. Following are five powerful Gmail productivity tools to consider adding to your email routine:

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UNI releases new COVID-19 dashboard

The University of Northern Iowa today begins its release of COVID-19 test results. This routinely updated aggregate data, shared in a way that protects individuals’ privacy, is available here. The dashboard will be updated each Friday and Monday. “Timely, accurate information is a powerful tool for fighting COVID-19, and we believe everyone in the community deserves to have access to it as we work together to stop this virus,” said President Mark A. Nook.

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UNI's MBA program seeking potential clients

University of Northern Iowa MBA program is seeking clients for student capstone experience. This course is the comprehensive application of the MBA curriculum in a strategic context.

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