Aug 10, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Accounting and Finance Division


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Srinivasan Ragothaman, Chair
Beacom Hall 249
(605) 658-6561
bschoolstudentsvs@usd.edu
http://www.usd.edu/business/accounting

FACULTY

Professor:

Srinivasan Ragothaman, Accounting

Associate Professors:

Maria Lopez Leach, Accounting

Assistant Professors:

Subash Adhikari, Accounting
Klaus Beckmann, Finance
Kawbena Kesse, Finance
Alice Liu, Finance
Paul Ordyna, Accounting

Instructors/Lecturers:

Erin Cornelsen, Accounting
Karen Davies, Accounting
Derek Franken, Accounting

Emeritus Faculty:

Thomas Davies, Accounting
Yewmun Yip, Finance

MAJORS:

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

MINORS:

            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 accounting is an excellent way to explore fields of public accounting including tax, audit, advisory services, forensic accounting, consulting, governmental accounting and auditing.  Our faculty also provide students with instructions in the fields of cost, managerial accounting, and systems so that students can explore jobs in corporate accounting.  Plenty of accounting internships are available to our students. Accounting course work prepares our students to sit for the CPA examination.

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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 Andersen 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 Ellis Family 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
  • Honorary Tom Davies West River Accounting 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

Student Learning Outcomes for Accounting (B.B.A.)

GOAL #:1 Our graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the basic business disciplines and their integration in a global economy.  

Objectives:  

  1. Graduates will demonstrate adequate knowledge in all of the basic business disciplines - accounting, economics, finance, international/globalization, information systems, legal, management, marketing, and quantitative (including statistics and operations management).  
  2. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of business.   
  3. Accounting graduates will demonstrate an advanced understanding of core concepts in accounting.  

GOAL #:2 Our graduates will employ critical thinking skills to analyze business decisions.  

Objectives:   

  1. Graduates will evaluate alternatives and recommend a course of action to reach a desired outcome.  
  2. Graduates will conduct an effective quantitative analysis of a business problem.  

GOAL #3:  Our graduates will communicate effectively and professionally.  

Objectives:  

  1. Graduates will demonstrate adequate oral presentation skills.  
  2. Graduates will write effectively.  

GOAL #4:  Our graduates will recognize the importance of ethics in business.  

Objectives:  

  1. Graduates will apply ethical principles in identifying and resolving business dilemmas.  
  2. Accounting graduates will apply accounting specific standards of the profession to an ethical dilemma. 

Student Learning Outcomes for Finance (B.B.A.)

GOAL #:1 Our graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the basic business disciplines and their integration in a global economy.  

Objectives:  

  1. Graduates will demonstrate adequate knowledge in all of the basic business disciplines - accounting, economics, finance, international/globalization, information systems, legal, management, marketing, and quantitative (including statistics and operations management).  
  2. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of business.   
  3. Finance graduates will demonstrate an advanced understanding of core concepts in finance.  

GOAL #:2 Our graduates will employ critical thinking skills to analyze business decisions.  

Objectives:   

  1. Graduates will evaluate alternatives and recommend a course of action to reach a desired outcome.  
  2. Graduates will conduct an effective quantitative analysis of a business problem.  

GOAL #3:  Our graduates will communicate effectively and professionally.  

Objectives:  

  1. Graduates will demonstrate adequate oral presentation skills.  
  2. Graduates will write effectively.  

GOAL #4:  Our graduates will recognize the importance of ethics in business.  

Objectives:  

  1. Graduates will apply ethical principles in identifying and resolving business dilemmas.  
  2. Finance graduates will apply finance specific standards of the profession to an ethical dilemma. 

 

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