Jun 13, 2024  
University Catalog 2024-2025 
University Catalog 2024-2025

Department of Accounting


Location: Simpson Tower F917
Phone: (323) 343-2830
Website: Department of Accounting | Cal State LA


Dong-Woo Lee
(323) 343-2868


The Department of Accounting offers an undergraduate option in Accounting for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a minor in Accounting, a certificate program in Accounting, a graduate option in Accounting for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Accounting. Students who are pursuing the various programs prepare for careers in public accounting, serving clients professionally in the areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxes, and systems, or managerial accounting dealing with the functions of the controller in business, industry and government. The MS degree in Accounting also prepares students for doctoral study or research positions. The Department of Accounting is one of the largest academic departments in the University. Graduates of its various programs hold positions of prominence in major accounting organizations.

The Faculty

Professors:  Rafik Elias, Haihong He, Dong-Woo Lee(Chair), Edward Monsour.

Associate Professors: Yiting Cao, Gretchen Lawrie, Porschia Nkansa, Xiaojie (Christine) Sun, Lijuan (Lucy) Zhao.

Assistant Professors: John Cooper, Rui (Shelley) Hu, Chenyong Liu, Minyoung Noh, Nika Qiao, Xiangge (Angela) Wang, Jingwen (Joanna) Zhao.

Emeriti:  Adnan M. Abdeen, Emily C. Chang, Cheryl A. Cruz, Jim D. Donohoo, Rick Stephan Hayes, Leonard W. Hein, Marianne James, Chor Tin Lau, Peter P. Lockett, Frederic E. Mints, Dennis M. Murphy, Leslie Jane Park, Ronald L. Pierce, D. Lynn Rans, William B. Schneider, Ralph S. Spanswick, Alvin E. Tuohino, Hugh E. Warren, Robert G. Zahary.


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