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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Accounting and Finance Division

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Thomas Davies, Chair
Beacom Hall 249
(605) 677-5230



Thomas Davies, Accounting
Srinivasan Ragothaman, Accounting

Associate Professors:

Leon Korte, Accounting
Jason Porter, Accounting
Teresa Stephenson, Accounting
Yewmun Yip, Finance

Assistant Professors:

Klaus Beckmann, Finance
Pavel Jeutang, Finance
Kawbena Kesse, Finance


Melissa Christianson, Accounting
Erin Cornelsen, Accounting
Karen Davies, Accounting


            Accounting, B.B.A.
            Finance, B.B.A.


            Accounting (Business Majors)
            Finance (Business Majors)

Our accounting faculty brings to the classroom a wealth of teaching expertise and knowledge in the field based on professional experience. They are business experts, innovative teachers and dedicated mentors who instruct students on business methods and then apply their teaching through school-sponsored, student-run organizations.

Majoring in finance is an excellent way to explore the fields of corporate finance, investments, financial planning, portfolio management, banking, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, real estate, security analysis and international finance. Our finance faculty provides you with many opportunities to apply the theories you learn in the classroom. They do this by incorporating real-world case studies, trading simulations, management simulations and project assignments into their courses.

Average class sizes range from 32-35 students.


Each year, the Beacom School of Business has the capacity to award over $400,000 in awards and scholarships. These funds are made available through the generous support of alumni and friends of the Beacom School of Business.

  • A.A. Cotton Memorial Scholarship
  • Anna M. Goetz Business Scholarship
  • Ardell & Rula Hatch Scholarship
  • Arthur A. Volk Accounting Scholarship
  • Arthur Anderson Scholarship
  • Beacom Family Scholarship
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Black Hills Corporation Scholarship
  • Caleb Lyle Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning Scholarship
  • Carol & Herman Lerdal Business School Scholarship
  • Charles R. & Joyce M. Dicus Scholarship
  • Charles R. Dahlman Accounting Scholarship
  • Christopher L. Nelson Scholarship
  • Clifford E. Graese School of Business Scholarship
  • Craig Hensley Scholarship
  • Dale Clement Scholarship
  • Dallas E. Smith Scholarship
  • Deloitte & Touche Scholarship
  • Donald W. Beaty Memorial Scholarship
  • Doris & Morris Winter Scholarship
  • Douglas L. Steckler Scholarship
  • Earl S. & Harriet Sparks Scholarship
  • Entrepreneurship III Scholarship
  • Francis V. Fetzner Scholarship
  • Frank E. Westlund Scholarship
  • Freeman Chair Scholarship
  • Gary McMahon Accounting Scholarship
  • Gene Iverson Family Scholarship
  • George A. Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Gerald Laber Accounting Scholarship
  • Harriet S. Cosgrove Scholarship
  • Harry E. Olson Memorial
  • Harry Olson - SD CPA Society Business Scholarship
  • Howard, Adeline & Tad Svendsen Scholarship
  • J.D. & Bobbi Mason Business Scholarship
  • James & Debra Nixon Scholarship
  • James D. Vaughn Scholarship
  • James R. Hawke Scholarship
  • Jay H. Wein Scholarship
  • Jim Rath Business Scholarship
  • John “Jack”, Jr & Michael Carmody Scholarship
  • John B. Jasper Scholarship
  • John E. & Mary J. Hulse Scholarship
  • John H. & Burl A. Litzelman Business Scholarship
  • John R. Waltner Business Scholarship
  • John S. & Dorothy H. Lockwood Memorial Scholarship
  • John T. Vucurevich Business Scholarship
  • Joseph & Samene Lesser Scholarship
  • Joseph Simmons Scholarship
  • June & Lyle Wagner Scholarship
  • Katherine Plut Roth Business Scholarship
  • Kathryn & Warren Prostrollo, Jr. Scholarship
  • Kim K. & Linda G. Keller Scholarship
  • KPMG Scholarship
  • Laddie Cimpl Business Scholarship
  • Linda Schuller Tremere Accounting Scholarship
  • Lorraine R. Hart Scholarship
  • Lynn Odland Accounting Scholarship
  • Marcus & Vera Anderson Memorial Scholarship
  • Marlon P. Young Scholarship
  • Mary P. Ricciardello Scholarship
  • Mary W. Hanson-Business School Scholarship
  • Mascott Scholarship
  • Matthew P. & Maria Brzica School of Business Scholarship
  • Melvin Dick Accounting Scholarship
  • MidAmerican Energy Foundation Scholarship
  • Nelville A. Seeley Business Scholarship
  • Norman B. Stratton Accounting Scholarship
  • O.R. Brancel Scholarship
  • Patrick & Ruth Boehmer Scholarship
  • Patrick J. Jung Accounting Scholarship
  • Powell Family Scholarship
  • R.F. & Garnet Patterson Scholarship
  • Randy Karns Scholarship
  • Ray & Robin Blomstrom Accounting Scholarship
  • Revone Kluckman Memorial Scholarship
  • Richard Foreman Scholarship
  • Richard L. & Mary J. Arnold Scholarship
  • Richard M. & Michael P. Held Scholarship
  • Robert L. Johnson Scholarship
  • Robert Torkelson Accounting Scholarship
  • Roger Hainje Memorial Scholarship
  • Ronald & Mary Slaughter Campbell Scholarship
  • Sam Kniffen Accounting Scholarship
  • Sharon Broderson Memorial Scholarship
  • Shirley Laskin Family Scholarship
  • Shull Family Accounting Scholarship
  • South Dakota Bankers Foundation Scholarship
  • Steven J. Manolis Scholarship
  • The Alan M. Graff Memorial Scholarship
  • Thomas L. Jenson Memorial Scholarship
  • Thomas P. Vance Scholarship
  • Thomson-McConnell Award
  • Tom Didier Memorial Scholarship
  • V.E. Montgomery, Jr. Scholarship
  • Valley Queen Cheese School of Business Scholarship
  • Virgil F. Dove Scholarship
  • Walter A. & Lucy Yoshioka Buhler Scholarship -Business School
  • Walter A. Buhler Scholarship
  • Wendell R. Schwarz Scholarship
  • William H. Lockhart Memorial Scholarship
  • Willis J. Schenk Business Scholarship
  • Xcel Energy Business School Scholarship


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