“One thing that came out of those [professional, faculty and alumni committee] meetings was that employers were complaining about accountants not being able to communicate — verbal communication. So, we adjusted some of our courses and now have three courses that are written- and verbal-intensive.”
— Professor Hamid Pourjalali
Comments made by UH School of Accountancy Professor Hamid Pourjalali in an article, “Looking beyond the numbers,” in the Pacific Business News on November 1, 2013. In this article, Pourjalali explains that the School of Accountancy has included ethics and communications courses in their curriculum to graduate well-rounded accountants and to meet the needs of accounting firms in Hawaii.