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Brigitte Muehlmann(return to previous page)

Dr. Muehlmann, Professor and Babson Research Scholar, teaches financial and sustainability reporting and analysis and co-teaches Doing Business Globally: Highways and Landmines, in which she integrates her international subject area knowledge in accounting, taxation, valuation and learning with entrepreneurial leadership.  She has authored more than 100 publications.  Dr. Muehlmann has worked with Babson alumni since 1992 when she transferred from Ernst & Young’s Vienna office to the entrepreneurial services team in Boston. She developed an expertise in the analysis and valuation of unique intangibles as a member of the global tax team at PwC in Boston and the strategy practice at A.T. Kearney in New York before turning to a full-time career in academia.

Professor Muehlmann is an accountant by profession and an entrepreneurial leader at heart. A pioneer in the integration of business method patents into accounting scholarship, she focuses her scholarly activities on creating and sharing global knowledge about design and opportunities for both human and technological innovation in accounting solutions and education. Her research has been published in Scientometrics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, Tax Notes International, IBFD Bulletin for International Taxation, Tax and Business Review International, Fraud Magazine, as well as Internal Auditing. She also writes the column “Email from Boston” for the German-language CFO aktuell magazine.

Professor Muehlmann’s projects “Sustainability at Interface, Inc.: Applying the qualitative characteristics of useful financial information to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor data”, “Cultivating the Five Minds for the Future in a Tax Course” and “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global World of Taxation” have been recognized with the Mark Chain/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Graduate Teaching Innovation Award and with the American Taxation Association/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award. She is a recipient of the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator Award for achievements in education in the field of strategic and emerging technologies in accounting and the Competitive Manuscript Award in forensic accounting, the Gregory Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence, as well as best teacher and best paper awards.

Dr. Muehlmann serves as the Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section representative on the Council of the American Accounting Association, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association, USA Branch. A dual Austrian-American citizen, she holds Ph.D. and MSBA degrees from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), where she studied economic and social sciences with concentrations in accounting and entrepreneurship. Over time, Dr. Muehlmann added a Master of Science in Taxation, as well as the CPA, CMA, CFM, CVA, and Transformational Neurocoaching credentials to her portfolio.