William S Keller, MBA joined the accounting and business faculty at Lourdes University in August 2014 after teaching with the University of Maryland in Europe for 25 years.  His background is in accounting, finance and quantitative methods.  He has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts –Amherst, MBA from the University of Maine and doctoral studies in accounting at Ohio State University and Kent State University.  He has prior work experience in both public and private accounting.  He has held numerous administrative and student advising positions while at Kent State and the University of Maryland in Europe.

He is currently a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Managerial Accounting.  Mr. Keller was a doctoral accounting fellow of the American Accounting Association while at Kent State University.  He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma while at the University of Maine.  The Massachusetts society of CPAs presented Mr. Keller a certificate of achievement for performance on the CPA Exam.

Doctoral Student in Accounting – Kent State University from 8/78 to 5/87

Emphasis in Managerial Accounting with minors in Econometrics and Math Programming

Doctoral Student in Accounting – Ohio State University from 8/75 to 7/77

Emphasis in Managerial Accounting with minors in Industrial Engineering and Statistics.

MBA – University of Maine at Orono awarded in August 1975

BBA (Accounting) – University of Massachusetts at Amherst awarded in May 1973

Served on Lourdes University retention task force.

Served on Lourdes University Leadership Awards committee,

Support COBAL athletes with attendance at numerous athletic events.

Member of American Accounting Association

Member of Institute of Management Accountants

Presentation at Ohio Chapter of American Association meeting in May 1982

Treasurer Overseas Marylander Association 2014 – present

Doctoral Consortium Fellow (American Accounting Association, 1980)

Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma at University of Maine -1975

Certificate of Achievement on May 1973 CPA Exam from Massachusetts Society of CPAs

Graduate Courses

MBA 618: Financial and Managerial Accounting

This course introduces the student to the principles and rules of financial accounting that are found within the different business entities. Further, the student will understand the application of these rules in order to complete the accounting cycle, including journalizing and posting business transactions, preparation of simple financial statements, and the closing process. Further, within managerial accounting, the student will learn how to utilize accounting information in planning objectives and in controlling operations. Students will learn how to create and understand frameworks for measuring managerial performance by using such devices as cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgeting, and standard costing. Cross-listed with LS 617.

MBA 619 Fundamentals of Finance

Examines the basic corporate financial management considerations, with emphasis placed on the monetary and fiscal policies, securities, ratio analyses of financial statements, cost of capital, capital budgeting decisions, forecasting, and international financial management. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the operations of global financial institutions and their role in the economy; and the current legislation which govern them. The securities market will be explored including corporate, treasury, and municipal securities along with futures and options contracts. Prerequisites: MBA 616 and MBA 618 unless waived by the MBA Program Director or with the permission of the instructor.

MBA 662 Managerial Finance

This course develops an understanding of the financial markets and the risks associated with them. It also focuses on the valuation of assets, the most appropriate way to finance a business, financial analysis and planning. Also covered are the topics of dividend payouts, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate control. Prerequisites: MBA 615 through MBA 620 and MBA 623 unless waived by the MBA Program Director plus the student must have earned an additional fifteen MBA credit hours or with the permission of the instructor. MBA 690 International Immersion

Undergraduate Courses

BUS 201 Accounting I

Introduces the principles of accounting for the sole proprietorship. Presents the complete accounting cycle including journalizing and posting of business transactions, preparation of simple financial statements, and closing and adjusting entries. It covers the substantive areas of cash and internal controls, inventories, accounts receivable, plant assets, and current liabilities. Prerequisites: BUS 101 and MTH 111 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 202 Accounting II

Continues BUS 201 to include partnership and corporate accounting principles, long term liabilities, cash flow statements, and financial statement analysis. Introduces managerial accounting concepts to include cost volume profit analysis, budgeting, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite: BUS 201 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 304 Corporate Finance

Explores basic corporate financial management considerations. Examines monetary and fiscal policy, stocks and bonds, liquidity and leverage, financial statement analysis, cost of capital, liabilities, current assets, corporate taxation, forecasting, and international financial management. Prerequisites: BUS 202 with a grade of C or better and MTH 212.

ACC 302 Managerial Accounting 

Uses accounting information in planning objectives and in controlling operations. Develops a framework for measuring managerial performance by using such devices as cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgeting, and standards. Prerequisite: BUS 202 with a grade of C or better.

ACC 401 Advanced Accounting

Accounting for alternative forms of business expansion with emphasis on consolidate statements. Topics include but are not limited to business combinations, consolidated financial statements, foreign operations, and segment reporting. Prerequisite: ACC 319