Auditors find UMKC business school submitted false data
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A newly released report finds that the University of Missouri-Kansas City's business school knowingly submitted false data when applying for rankings and awards from national organizations.
The Kansas City Star reports that the University of Missouri System released the findings Friday. The international accounting firm that conducted the review also found no reason to believe rankings were undeserved, even after accounting for misinformation.
The university system's Board of Curators commissioned the audit on July 31. Gov. Jay Nixon had sought the review after The Star conducted an investigation into the rankings, which became the focus of an advertising campaign.
The Bloch School's current dean, David Donnelly, has appointed a special faculty committee to oversee future rankings data submissions.