Michael Fetters

  • Professor
  • Provost
Academic Division: Accounting & Law
781-239-4316

Bio

Michael L Fetters, Walter Carpenter Distinguished Professor and Professor of Accounting at Babson College was Babson College’s first Provost and served as chairperson of the Accounting and Law Division. He was on the faculty team that designed and launched the innovative, integrated entrepreneurial MBA program, and on the design and launch team for the integrated undergraduate program. In addition, he designed and directed the MS in Strategic Cost Accounting Program for Lucent Technologies and designed and is teaching in Babson’s distance learning, blended MBA program. Currently Dr. Fetters is Director on Babson’s National Curriculum Design and Launch team for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. He has been selected twice by the graduate students as the Thomas Kennedy Professor of the Year. He has also won the college’s prestigious Walter H. Carpenter Award for Exceptional Contributions to Babson College. Dr. Fetters consults in the areas of entrepreneurship ecosystem development, strategic planning and financial data interpretation, pedagogical design and executive education. Currently his clients include many small businesses in a wide variety of industries from restaurants to healthcare delivery. He has published numerous articles and book chapters as well as presented nationally and internationally on the topics: entrepreneurship ecosystems, financial statement analysis, women in professions, curriculum innovation, technology-enhanced learning, and pedagogical research. The Development of University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Global Studies with Rice, Greene & Butler was published in September, 2010. The textbook, Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis and Forecasts, 2e with Halsey & Soybel was published in August, 2015.

Currently, Dr. Fetters serves on several advisory boards for new ventures. Dr. Fetters holds a Ph.D. in Business and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his B.S. from Ohio State University and is a CPA.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • MBA, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • BS, Ohio State University

Academic Interests

Financial Analysis; Curriculum Innovation; Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 — ETA Award, Babson College
  • 2016 — Babson Faculty--Unsung Hero Award, CAB-Babson College
  • 1996 — 1996The Carpenter Prize for Exceptional Contribution to,
  • 1996 — Thomas Kennedy Award,
  • 1986 — Thomas Kennedy Award,
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2018

    • ACC 1000 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
    • ACC 7200 SF1 FINANCIAL REPORTING

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Rice, M.P., Fetters, M.L., Greene, P.G. (2014). University-based entrepreneurship ecosystems: a global study of six educational institutions. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Vol: 18, Issue: 5/6, Page: 481-501.
  • Cohen, A.R., Fetters, M.L., Fleischmann, F. (2005). "Major Change at Babson College, Curricular and Administrative, Planned and Otherwise". Vol: 7, Issue: 3, Page: 324-337. Advances in Developing Human Resources.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1993). Women Managers: Are They Perceived Ready for the Executive Suite?. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1989). Integrating Concepts in Accounting, American History and English Literature: A Cluster Model Approach. Journal of Accounting Education.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1986). Does the Computer Hinder Accounting Education? An Analysis of Some Empirical Data. Issues in Accounting Education. American Accounting Association.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1985). Restructuring Accounting Firms for Better Client Service. Sloan Management Review.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1983). The New Pension Accounting. The CPA Review.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1982). Auditor Independence: The Pressures are Growing. The CPA Review.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1982). Software Development for FASB Requirements. Info Systems.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1980). Work Motivation and Job Values Among Professional Men and Women: A New Accounting. Journal of Vocational Behavior.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1979). Accounting for Leases: An Analysis of FASB No. 13. The Massachusetts CPA Review.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1979). Views on Retention of Women in Accounting. Public Accountant Report.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1978). Management’s Perceptions of Adequate Disclosure and the FASB. The Atlanta Economic Review.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1978). The Change in Prior Period Adjustments by the Financial Accounting Standards. The Louisiana CPA.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1977). Government Involvement in Accounting Principle Formulation: A Study of the Implications for the Accounting Profession and Users of Accounting Data. The National Public Accountant.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1977). Materiality and Accounting Principles. The Ohio CPA.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1977). Segment Reporting: Issues and Implications. The Massachusetts CPA Review.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1976). State Insurance Examiners’ Reactions to Forecasted Financial Data: Some Implications for Accountants. The Massachusetts CPA.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1976). The Educational Background of the Managerial Accountant: Recommendations from a Field Study. The Ohio CPA.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1975). An Empirical Analysis of State Examiners’ Reactions to Loss Reserving Patterns. Journal of Risk and Insurance.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1974). Accounting for the Lease Receivable Under Opinion 27: A Dilemma. The Accounting Review.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1974). The Isolation of Accounting Practitioners and Educators: A Development in the Search for Channels of Communication. The Massachusetts CPA.

Books

  • Fetters, M.L., Halsey, R.F., Soybel, V.E. (2015). Financial Statements – Construction, Analysis & Forecasts 2nd edition. Issue: 2e, Page: 298. Cambridge Business Publishers.
  • Fetters, M.L., Halsey, R.F., Soybel, V.E. (2014). Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis, and Forecasts. Issue: 1st, Page: 223. Cambridge Business Publishers.
  • Greene, P.G., Fetters, M.L., Rice, M.P., Butler, J.S. (2010). The Development of University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Global Practices. Page: 203. Edward Elgar.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Wilson, P.R., Fetters, M.L. (2014). Y&D Audio Warranty Policies: Accrual Estimates and Ethical Decision-Making. Babson College.
  • Hennessey, H.D., Bliss, R.T., Fetters, M.L. (2012). RCP: A Selling Case .
  • Fetters, M.L. (2010). RCP Case Series & Mario’s Case Series with Teaching Notes, PPT presentations and Excel Templates (GS10KSB).

Book Chapters

  • Fetters, M., Greene, P., Donnellon, A., Bliss, R.T. (2018). Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses as a Public-Private Partnership : The Future of Management Education: Educating for Economic and Social Impact. Page: 15. Edgar Elgar. link
  • Fetters, M.L. (1997). Understanding the Numbers: The Portable MBA: Accounting and Finance. John Wiley and Sons .
  • Fetters, M.L. (1992). Numbers by Choice: The ‘Flex’ in the FMIS: World Class Accounting and Finance. Irwin.

Reports

  • Greene, P.G., Bliss, R.T., Ceru, D.J., Donnellon, A., Fetters, M.L., Hernandez, B., Zimelis, A. (2014). Stimulating Small Business Growth: Progress Report on Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Babson College. link

Conference Proceedings

  • Fetters, M.L., Duby, T.G., Lawler, W.C., Wellinghoff, S. (2009). The Evolution of a Blended MBA Program from the Perspectives of Administrators, Curriculum Technologists, Faculty, & Students: A Case Study at Babson College: Proceedings of IMCSI 09: The International Multi-conference on society, Cybernetics and Informatics. Vol: 1, Page: 25-29. iiis.org.

Other

  • Bliss, R.T., Fetters, M.L. (in press). Concierge Cleaners: From Idea to Opportunity Case & TN: WENYC: Promoting the Success of Women Entrepreneurs. Page: 5. WENYC-NYC Mayor's Office and BEE, Babson College. link
  • Bliss, R.T., Fetters, M.L., , . (in press). Concierge Cleaners: Getting Off the Ground Case & TN: WENYC: Promoting the Success of Women Entrepreneurs. Page: 5. WENYC-NYC Mayor's Office and BEE, Babson College. link
  • Bliss, R.T., Fetters, M.L. (in press). Concierge Cleaners: The Next Level Case & TN: WENYC: Promoting the Success of Women Entrepreneurs. Page: 5. WENYC-NYC Mayor's Office and BEE, Babson College. link
  • Fetters, M.L. (2015). •Body Restorations Inc. Case Series, 2015, Appendix A Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis and Forecasts, 2e by Fetters, Halsey & Soybel, Cambridge Business Publishers, 2015. ISBN 978-1-61853-179-1: Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis and Forecasts. Vol: Cambridge Business ISBN 978-1-61853-179-1, Issue: Second edition, Page: 31 . Cambridge Business Publishers, 2015. ISBN 978-1-61853-179-1.
  • Fetters, M.L. (2008). Technology and Integration: Innovations that Demand Faculty Development: Proceedings of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, June, 2008.
  • Fetters, M.L. (1989). Inconsistency in U.S. Accounting Standards: Abacus.

Presentations

  • The Future of Entrepreneurship Education: Educating for Economic and Social Impact Lessons Learned from the 10,000 Businesses Program By Greene, Fetters, Donnellon and Bliss Greene, P. Fetters, M. Donnellon, A. Bliss, R. , . Babson Faculty Research Seminar, Babson College (2017)
  • “An Entrepreneurial Approach to Teaching Introductory Accounting”; Fetters, M. Blanchette Proulx, S. Teaching Craft and Learning Conference: American Accounting Association--Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il (2015)
  • Blending 10KSB to Reach Small Businesses Nationwide—A Case Study Fetters, M. Palson, E. Eighth Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium for 2015, Dallas Texas (2015)
  • The Entrepreneurship Effect: Developing an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Fetters, M. Two Day Workshop for Economic Developers & City Planners: The Goodman Lecture Series, the Goodman School of Business, St. Catherine’s, ON (2012)
  • Helping Underserved Businesses Scale and Grow: The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Experience Fetters, M. ICIC 2012 Inner City Annual Economic Summit, Boston, MA (2012)
  • University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Developmental Pathways Fetters, M. Greene, P. Rice, M. Torres, A. AACSC International Conference and Meeting 2011, New York, NY (2011)
  • An Online Learning Module Fetters, M. Ethics in Organizations, Providence, RI (2010)
  • Ethics in Organizations—An Online Learning Experience with James Hoopes Fetters, M. Northeast Business School Deans’ Conference, Boston, MA (2010)
  • Development of University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: A Global Study of Six Educational Institutions Fetters, M. Rice, M. Greene, P. Darden Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Charlottesville, VA (2010)
  • Stages of Faculty Development in Blended Learning: A Ten Year Case Study Fetters, M. Duby, T. Sloan C Conference: Blended Learning, Chicago, IL (2010)
  • Creating Blended Learning Evangelists: Babson's Faculty Fellows Program Fetters, M. Duby, T. Blackboard World 2009: Get Answers, Do More, Washington DC (2009)
  • The Evolution of a Blended MBA Program from the Perspectives of Administrators, Curriculum Technologists, Faculty, & Students: A Case Study at Babson College Fetters, M. Duby, T. Lawler, W. Lundeen-Wellinghoff, S. EISTA 2009: Application of Education Technologies Track, Orlando, FL (2009)
  • Supporting the Blend: Faculty development for blended learning at Babson College Fetters, M. Duby, T. NERCOMP SIGBlended Learning: Realizing the Best of Both Worlds, Norwood, MA (2009)
  • Technology and Integration: Innovations that Demand Faculty Development Duby, T. Fetters, M. Lawler, W. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Boston, MA (2008)
  • Entrepreneurship Eco-system on Campus: Necessary Components in Family Enterprising and Corporate Entrepreneurship Fetters, M. Rice, M. Paredes, M. AACSB’s International Annual Conference , Hawaii (2008)
  • International Strategic Alliances; Three Institutional Perspectives on Opportunities, Partnership Structures and Institutional Resource Commitments Fetters, M. World Class Practices in Management Education, Beijing, China (2007)
  • Developmental Stages of an Integrated Curriculum: A Babson College Case Study Fetters, M. International Faculty Conference on Learning and Education, Tampa, FL (2006)
  • Babson Brand Review Fetters, M. Chartered Institute of Marketing Fellows, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2006)
  • Babson and Entrepreneurship Fetters, M. AACSB Meeting, Tampa, FL (2006)
  • Using Entrepreneurship to Create an International Strategic Alliance Network Fetters, M. Emerging Curricula Conference AACSB Meeting, Tampa, FL (2005)
  • Innovation at Babson Fetters, M. Babson Symposium on Global Entrepreneurship, Tampa, FL (2003)
  • Program Structure Issues: Integration and Customization Fetters, M. Emerging Curriculum Conference, AACSB Meeting, St. Louis, MO (2002)
  • Integration of American History, Accounting and English Literature Fetters, M. Northeast Regional AAA Meeting, () (1988)
  • How Consistent is the Treatment of Interest in GAAP? Fetters, M. Northeast Regional AAA Meeting, () (1986)
  • Managerial Accounting and Computers: A Workshop Fetters, M. IDS National Meetings, () (1984)
  • The Electronic Spreadsheet and Management Accounting: A Field Experiment on the Perceived Value of Computer Integration in the Business Curriculum Fetters, M. 15th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Decision Sciences, () (1983)
  • Computers in the Accounting Curriculum Fetters, M. IDS National Meetings, () (1982)
  • Does the Computer Hinder Accounting Education? An Analysis of Some Empirical Data Fetters, M. AAA National Meeting, () (1982)
  • Computers in Intermediate Accounting: A Field Experiment Fetters, M. Northeast Regional AAA Meetings , Newport, RI (1982)
  • The Use of Computers in the Accounting Curriculum Fetters, M. National IDS Meetings, Boston (1981)
  • Work Motivation and Job Values Among Accountants Fetters, M. American Sociological Association National Meetings, () (1980)
  • The Executive Suite: Are Women Perceived as Ready for the Managerial Climb? Fetters, M. Eastern Sociological Meetings , () (1980)
  • Women in the Accounting Profession Fetters, M. AAA Northeastern Regional, () (1979)
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