Ms. Rama Kannan is an award-winning faculty member and a mentor with more than 15 years of experience teaching accounting and business courses. She has distinguished herself as a visionary educator who believes in the development of her students not only as scholars but also as educators.

Prior to teaching, she worked in accounting firms and in the banking industry. Rama’s research focuses on financial accounting, equity, finance, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

She is a member of the Golden Key Honors Society and an honorary inductee of the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society. Ms. Kannan is a recipient of “2019 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award”, “All Star Professor Award” at Owens Community College and a Finalist of OATYC (Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges) “Teacher of the Year” award. She is a long-term member of ACBSP and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

Ms. Kannan received her Bachelor of Accountancy degree at Bharathidasan University in Trichy, India, her Master of Accountancy degree at Bowling Green State University, Ohio and her MBA from The University of Toledo, Ohio.

Honors and Awards           

  • All Star Professor Award, 2012
  • Honorary Inductee, Kappa Beta Delta, April 2013
  • Finalist, OATYC (Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges) “Teacher of the Year” 2011


Professional Affiliations

  • Honorary Inductee – Kappa Beta Delta
  • Inductee – Golden Key Honors Society
  • Campus Advocate – Institute of Management Accountants
  • Advisory Member – World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio
  • Member – The Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Member – ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)

BUS201: 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.


BUS 202: Accounting II

Continues BUS 201. Includes partnerships and corporate   accounting principles, inventory and depreciation methods, financial statement and ratio analysis, and payroll taxes.


BUS 304: Corporate Finance

Explores basic corporate financial management considerations. Examines monetary and fiscal policy, stocks, bonds, liquidity, and leverage, ratio analysis of financial statements, cost of capital, capital budgeting decisions, forecasting, and international financial management.


BUS 319: Intermediate Accounting II

Continued coverage of accounting theory and practice including debt and equity investments, noncurrent assets, current liabilities, bonds, leases, stockholders’ equity and cash flows.


ACC 332 : Auditing

Studies the concepts and principles related to the standards and procedures utilized in conducting an audit. Includes information concerning assurance and other accounting services. Uses statistical techniques.


ACC 401: Advanced Accounting

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


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.