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

Assistant Professor, Business Administration / MBA Director

EDUCATION: D.B.A from Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE, 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, Certified Global Management 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.     



  • D. B. A., Business Management, Bellevue University, 2023
  • M.B.A., Business Management, University of Sioux Falls, 2002
  • B.S., Accounting and Finance, Northern State University, 1989
  • CPA, Certified Public Accountant, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2002
  • CGMA, Management Accounting, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Global Management Society, 2012
  • FLMI, Insurance and Financial Services, Life Office Management Association, 2001

Courses Taught

  • BUS535 - Cost Management
  • SPM305 -
  • BUS405 - Investments
  • ACC225 - Accounting I
  • BUS305 -
  • BUS427 - Strategic Management
  • EDD 724 - Finance and Fundraising
  • BUS554 - Financial Planning & Control
  • BUS108 - Personal Financial Planning
  • ACC332 - Financial Statement Analysis andReporting
  • BUS417 - Financial Mngmt Applications
  • ACC317 - Cost Accounting

Professional Memberships

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


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management
  • Business Strategy


Adjunct faculty management.

Service/Volunteer Work

Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer
First Lego League Coach
Board Member, Disrupt HR Sioux Falls
Vice President of Finance, Sioux Empire Chapter of PMI
Vice President of Professional Programs, Sioux Empire Chapter of PMI
Advisory Board Member, The Banquet, Sioux Falls
Academy of Finance Advisory Board Member