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Phillip J. Korb, M.B.A.

Chair, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Merrick School of Business
Associate Professor of Accounting

Department of Accounting
Office: Business Center 401
Phone: 410.837.5080


  • M.S., University of Baltimore
  • M.B.A., University of Maryland
  • B.S., University of Maryland
  • Bio

    Professor Korb is the chair of the Department of Accounting and is a CPA. He has a research interest in income taxation of individuals and estates and trusts. He is the faculty adviser for the Theta Iota Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.

  • Research Interests

    Income taxation of individuals and estates and trusts.

  • Teaching Interests

    Taxation, Financial Accounting

  • Recent Publications

    Intellectual Contributions

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Korb, P. J., Williams, J. L., & . (2015). To Defer or Not to Defer: Considering Your Spouse in Planning Social Security Benefits. Today's CPA. 42(4), 30-33.

    Korb, P. J., & Williams, J. L. (2014). Simplified Option Versus Regular Method for Home Office Deductions-Greater Deductions Do Not Always Equal Greater Tax Savings. The CPA Journal. 84(12), 36-39.


    Korb, P. J. CPA Exam Candidate Performance Task Force Meeting, "Maryland CPA Exam Requirements," MACPA, Columbia, Maryland. (2017).

    Research in Progress

    "An Alternate State in Mind: An Analysis of In-State vs. Out-of-State CPA Exam Candidates and their Effect on State-Level Exam Pass Rates" (Writing Results)
    Using the test center location of CPA candidates, we analyze the pass rates of U.S. jurisdictions regarding the performance of both in-state and out-of-state candidates.