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Susan Riffe

Susan Riffe


Clinical Professor of Accounting

PhD University of Southern California; BBA and MBA Baylor University

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Susan Riffe teaches graduate courses in financial accounting, financial reporting and analysis, and advanced topics including derivatives and foreign exchange. A member of the SMU faculty since 1992, she is passionate about giving her students a strong foundational understanding of financial statements and encouraging them that accounting is fun! Her teaching awards include:

2014 C. Jackson Grayson Faculty Innovation Award
2002 and 2005 Distinguished Teacher in the MBA Program
2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2013 Outstanding Teaching in the MBA Program
1996-1997 Arthur Andersen Junior Faculty Fellow
1995 and 1996 Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in BBA Program
1994 Distinguished Teacher in the BBA Program
1994 Ernst and Young Faculty Development Award
1991 Mary Pickford Foundation Teaching Award
1990 AWSCPA/ASWA National Laurels Fund Scholarship
1990 University of Southern California Doctoral Achievement Award
1989 & 1990 Deloitte and Touche Doctoral Fellowship


ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting I
ACCT 6202 Financial Accounting II
ACCT 6215 Advanced Topics in Accounting
ACCT 6212 Financial Reporting and Analysis II
MNGT 6210 Global Leadership Program
BA6322 Financial Accounting to Executive MBAs