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Dan Swenson

Associate Professor
School of Accountancy

Office:FAB N136
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873606
Tempe, AZ 85287-3606

Phone: 602-543-6226
Fax: 480-965-8392
Email: Dan.Swenson@asu.edu
Dan Swenson

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Ph.D., Accountancy, University of Mississippi, 1993; MBA, Business Administration, Arizona State University, 1980; B.B.A., Business Administration, University of Memphis, 1978

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 2000-present. Previous Appointments: University of Idaho, University of Mississippi

Professional Leadership
Member, Executive Committee for the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, 2001-Present; Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Business Disciplines, 2000-2001; Ad Hoc Reviewer, Accounting Educator's Journal, Accounting Horizons, and the American Accounting Association, 1995-Present.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Director of Finance, Peck Industries, 1987-1989; Plant Controller, Dow Corning Wright, 1984-1987; Budget Administrator, Levi Strauss and Co, 1980-1984.

Representative Publications
Swenson, Dan, Shahid Ansari, Jan Bell, and Il-Woon Kim. "A Field Study of Best Practices in Target Costing." Management Accounting Quarterly (Winter 2003), pp. 12-17.

Kim, Il-Woon, Shahid Ansari, Jan Bell, and Dan Swenson, "Target Costing Practices in the United States." Controlling (November 2002), pp. 607-614.

Swenson, D, and D. Barney. "ABC/M: Which Companies Have Success?" Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance (March/April 2001), pp. 35-44.


ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

ACC 350 - Internal Reporting
Internal reporting systems for planning, control, and decision making.

ACC 493 - Honors Thesis
Supervised research or creative activity focused on preparation and completion of an undergraduate honors thesis or creative project.

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