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Michael F.
Assistant Professor
(902) 566-0658
Faculty of Business
McDougall Hall, 416
Chartered Professional Accountant
B. Comm (St. Mary's)

Mike is an Assistant Professor at the School of Business where he teaches Entrepreneurship and Financial Accounting. His past work experience contributes to the knowledge and enthusiasm he brings to the students both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Following graduation in 1975, Mike has worked in the corporate marketing department of a national oil company; received his chartered accountancy designation with a local PEI public accounting office; co-owned and operated a mid-size international transportation company; operated a diversified training and consulting practice through his companies Cassidy Associates and Focus Marketing Inc. and has completed Charlottetown's largest private heritage development project with the restoration of Great George Street's "Inns on Great George" situated in Historic Charlottetown, the "Birthplace of Confederation". His ownership in a regional motorcoach group of companies has allowed him to lead the efforts in developing a provincial transit system on PEI and a Maritime intercity line run service for passenger and same day parcel delivery.

One of PEI's most recognizable entrepreneurs, Mike believes in diversification and his business ownership interests cross many business sectors including: waste management, retail automotive, equipment sales and service, sales and marketing, and the transportation industry. His group of companies has gross revenue exceeding $20 million annually with a staff of close to 300.

Mike also believes in UPEI and the students... since 1988, he feels fortunate he has been able to take his energy and business experience into the classroom of UPEI, where he is presently a member of the School of Business Faculty teaching the Accounting and Entrepreneurship classes. In 2013, Mike was elected to Fellowship in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of PEI. He received this honour from his colleagues for his outstanding contribution to the CA profession through his extraordinary capabilities as an educator, mentor and role model to students considering the CA profession or entrepreneurship as a career.

  • entrepreneurship and influences on owners and their organizations
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