Steve Horan, M.B.A., CPA, CGMA

Assistant Professor, Business Administration / MBA Director

EDUCATION: M.B.A. from the University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D. B.S. with majors in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Economics from Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES: Certified Public Accountant and a number of certificates relating to the insurance industry - FLMI, ACS, AIRC, ARA and AIAA.

EXPERIENCES: A career with an emphasis on financial reporting and analysis for a number of large insurance companies: Mutual of Omaha - Senior Accountant, CNA Surety – Senior Accountant, Midland National Life – Senior Accountant, Lloyd Companies – Chief Financial Officer, Cain Ellsworth and Company CPAs - accountant, Colorado Technical University - professor of business and accounting.     



  • B.S., Accounting and Finance, Northern State University, 1989
  • M.B.A., Business Management, University of Sioux Falls, 2002
  • CGMA, Management Accounting, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Global Management Society, 2012
  • CPA, Certified Public Accountant, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2002
  • FLMI, Insurance and Financial Services, Life Office Management Association, 2001

Courses Taught

  • BUS535 - Cost Management
  • SPM305 - Sport Finance and Budgeting
  • BUS405 - Investments
  • ACC225 - Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS305 - Managerial Finance
  • BUS427 - Strategic Management
  • BUS501 - MBA Opening Residency
  • BUS554 - Financial Planning & Control
  • BUS108 - Personal Financial Planning
  • ACC332 - Financial Statement Analysis andReporting
  • BUS417 - Financial Mngmt Applications
  • ACC317 - Cost Management

Professional Memberships

South Dakota CPA Society
Fellow, Life Management Institute
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Project Management Institute of South Dakota


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Financial Reporting

Service/Volunteer Work

Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer
First Lego League Coach
Vice President of Professional Programs, PMISD