Howard Bunsis

Howard Bunsis

Professor of Accounting, Faculty Advisor for Accounting Club, Faculty Advisor for Beta Alpha Psi

Accounting, Finance, & Information Systems

410 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. University of Chicago
  • MBA University of Chicago
  • JD Fordham Law School
  • BS University of Pennsylvania

Professional Summary

Dr. Bunsis received EMU's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2002. As an attorney, he has focused on legal issues pertaining to the area of pension and post-retirement benefits, topics he is able to bring to the students in his courses. He has done research on the relation between accounting numbers and stock prices and presented at national accounting conferences, research workshops at several universities, and professional conferences, including the Michigan Association of CPAs. Dr. Bunsis serves on the Department's Curriculum and Personnel Committee. In addition, he is the President of the Eastern Michigan chapter of the American Association of University Professors and has served as EMU's NCAA Faculty Representative.

Courses Taught

  • ACC 340 Intermediate Accounting
  • ACC 491 One Credit Thesis
  • ACC 497 One Credit Independent Study
  • ACC 499 Three Credit Independent Study
  • ACC 540 Corporate Financial Reporting
  • ACC 546 Public and Nonprofit Sector Accounting
  • ACC 605 Strategic Information and Control Systems
  • ACC 611 Accounting for e-Commerce
  • ACC 646 Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • ACC 681 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACC 696 Accounting Theory, Research and Policy
  • ACC 699 Three Credit Independent Study
  • LAS 603 Legal Environments of Nonprofit Organizations
  • LAW 615 Law for Financial Professionals
  • LAW 699 Three Credit Independent Study

Research Interests & Projects

Financial accounting, governmental accounting, legal environment of nonprofit organizations, stock market.

Selected Publications

"Do Supreme Court Decisions on IPO Liability Affect Shareholder Wealth?," (co-authored), The Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy, 2003.

"Firm Reductions in Postretirement Healthcare Benefits in the Post SFAS 106 Environment: An Empirical Analysis," (co-authored), Journal of Applied Business Research, Fall 2000.

"Should You Cut Your Retiree HealthCare Benefits," Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Summer 1999.
"The Effect of SEC Enforcement Actions on Underwriter Clients," (co-authored), Journal of Financial Economics, Autumn 1998.

"The Stock Market Reaction to Firm Write-off Announcements," Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, December 1997.

Professional Affiliations

  • Attorney
  • Certified Public Accountant