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Bruce Bettinghaus


Associate Professor

3024 L. William Seidman Center


School of Accounting


Dr. Bettinghaus teaches corporate governance and accounting ethics, accounting theory and financial reporting, and principles of managerial accounting at the undergraduates and graduate level. He earned his Ph.D. at Penn State University and his BBA at Grand Valley State University. He previously served on the faculty of the University of Missouri and Michigan State University. He has won teaching awards at both Penn State and Michigan State Universities. His research interests focus on governance and financial reporting for public firms.


  • PH.D., Accounting, The Pennsylvania State University. (2000).
  • BBA, Accounting, Grand Valley State University. (1994).

Teaching Areas

  • Financial reporting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Banking
  • Accounting Ethics


  • Bettinghaus, B., DeBruine, M., Sopariwala, P. (2012). Idle Capacity Costs: It's Not Just the Expense. Management Accounting Quarterly, 13(2), 1-7.
  • Bettinghaus, B. (2011). Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging Activities. Advanced Accounting (pp. 80). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
  • Bettinghaus, B. (2011). Foreign Currency Financial Statements. Advanced Accounting (pp. 77). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.


  • College, Full time MBA implementation, Member, approximately 30 hours spent per year, Hours. (September 2009 - Present).
  • College, Business Ethics roundtable, Committee Member, approximately 30 hours spent per year, Hours. (October 2008 - Present).
  • College, Faculty Senate, Attendee, Meeting, approximately 20 hours spent per year, Hours, Local. (January 2012 - December 2012).

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