Dr. Jonathan Du
Associate Professor in Accounting
"An MBA is the highest degree of business practices. Students can learn a lot from the program."
Ph.D. in International Business and Accounting – St. Louis University, 2001
I have taught cross-discipline courses in accounting, finance and international management.
In which online MBA programs do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
Accounting, finance and international management
What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?
Written financial statement analysis papers on actual companies
What should students take away from your classes? What do they learn?
They will learn accounting and finance theories and skills that are applicable to real businesses.
What advice would you give to those considering an online MBA program?
Use discipline and study hard.
What is the value of an MBA? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?
An MBA is the highest degree of business practices. Students can learn a lot from the program.
Why did you start teaching?
Teaching is my favorite career. I have been a teacher since my early 20s.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"Art of War" by Sun Zi
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.
I worked for Coopers & Lybrand, then one of the big-eight accounting firms, which later was merged by Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). I also worked for WorldCom, which collapsed and went bankruptcy two years after I left. I'm still surviving, but those big guys are all gone. So, no matter how small you are, you can do better than big fellows if you try your best. And FYI, I was not the one who broke up those companies.