Apr 21, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Accounting

Information about the Department of Accounting


Simpson Tower F917
Phone: (323) 343-2830
Website: Department of Accounting


Dong-Woo Lee
Email: dwlee@calstatela.edu
Phone: (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: Gretchen Lawrie, Porschia Nkansa, Xiaojie (Christine) Sun, Lijuan (Lucy) Zhao.

Assistant Professors: Yiting Cao, John Cooper, Rui (Shelley) Hu, Chenyong Liu, Minyoung Noh, 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.


    Degree - UndergraduateDegree - MinorDegree - BlendedDegree - GraduateCertificate - Post-Baccalaureate


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