Bruce Busta (Harv)
PhD, CPA* CISA**
Visiting Professor of Accounting
Maria de Molina, 13
28006 Madrid, Spain
Emeritus Professor of Accounting
G.R. Herberger College of Business
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56304 USA
** Retired Licence
The Management and Investment Principles of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway
Global Executive MBA - Financial Accounting
International MBA - Financial Accounting
Global MBA - Financial Accounting
Executive International MBA - Financial Accounting
Executive MBA - Financial Accounting
MBA - Managerial Accounting
Accounting Information Systems I
Accounting Information Systems II - IS Audit and Control
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Visiting Professor of Accounting, IE Business School- 2003 -Present
Finance Forum Discussion Leader, Anderson Center - 2008 - 2014
Professor of Accounting, St. Cloud State University - 1988 - 2014
Visiting Professor of Business, St. Louis University-Madrid, 2002-2003
Visiting Lecturer, Huron University, (now Hult International Business School) London, England 1996 - 1997
Visiting Lecturer, Richmond College, London, England 1985 - 1986
Graduate Assistant, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1986 - 1988
Sustainability Accounting, Non-Financial Reporting, CSR Reporting
GRI - Global Reporting Initiative
Integrated Reporting - IIRC
Case Development and Educational Instructional Research
Publications and Working Papers
Scott Eriksen and Bruce Busta, "Wrigley's Dual-Class Equity Strategy" Global Perspectives in Accounting Education. Vol. 8, pages 1-6, 2011.
Dave Ripka and Bruce Busta, "Jones Company: A Case on Corporate Governance, SOX and Audit Committee Protocol" Global Perspectives in Accounting Education. Vol. 6, pages 77-81, 2009.
Bruce Busta, D'Arcy Becker, Jane Saly, Richard Sathe, Kate Mooney, "Effective Campus Recruiting: The Faculty Perspective" The CPA Journal. Volume 77, Number 7, pages 62-65, July 2007.
Bruce Busta, Kris Portz, Joel Strong , and Roger Lewis, "Expert Consensus on the Top IT Controls for a Small Business" Information Systems and Control Journal. Volume 6, December 2006.
Joel Strong, Kris Portz and Bruce Busta, "First Look At The Accounting Information Systems Emphasis At One University: An Exploratory Analysis" Review of Business Information Systems. Volume 10, Number 2, pages 29-40, Spring of 2006.
Bruce Busta. "Encryption: The Theory and Mechanics of How is it Used on the Internet. The CPA Journal, November 2002, pp. 42-48.
Kris Portz, Joel Strong, Bruce Busta and Ken Schneider. "Do Consumers Understand What WebTrust Means?." The CPA Journal, October 2000, pp. 2 - 6.
For more information on Benford's Law see the Working Papers section
Alf Eastergard and Bruce Busta. "Pet Salvage Shop." Journal of Accounting Case Research, Summer 1994, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 61 - 64.
Bruce Busta and Paul Kimmel. "Exploring the Impact of Information on the Stock Market." Issues in Accounting Education Vol. 8, No. 2, Fall 1993: pp. 378 - 390.
Bruce Busta. "An Empirical Study to Investigate the Inequities Resulting from the Repeal of Income Averaging Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986." Advances in TaxationVol. 5, 1993: pp. 21-56.
Bruce Busta and Rodger L. Brannan. "Application of the Zero Defect Concept to the Auditing Process." The Woman CPA, Fall 1991, pp. 33 - 37.
Bruce Busta and Richard Sundheim. 1992. "Tax Return Numbers Tend to Obey Benford's Law."
Bruce Busta and Richard Sundheim. 1992. "Detecting Manipulated Tax Returns with the Use of Benford's Law."
Richard Sundheim and Bruce Busta. 1993. "Fibonacci Numbers Tend to Obey Benford's Law: An Extension of Wlodarski and Sentance."
Presentation "Warren Buffett the Sage of Omaha" Granite Equity Partners, St. Cloud, Minnesota. April 2017
Presentation "Warren Buffett - Greatest Investor or Greatest Business Teacher?" São Paulo CFA Society, São Paulo, Brazil. January 2015
Interviewed by Dinherio. "10 Questions about the Warren Buffett as an Investor." In Brazilian, 18 March 2015, page 46, São Paulo, Brazil.
Chairperson Herberger Business School MBA Curriculum Revision Task Force (2010-2012, 2013-2014)
Member of Herberger Business School MBA Advisory Board (2006 - 2012)
Member of G. R. Herberger Executive Advisory Board (2003 - 2009)
Accounting Department Chairperson (2003-2009)
Member of Departmental Promotion Tenure Committee (2009 - 2012)
Faculty Consultant - SCSU Center for Teaching Excellence (2003 - 2008)
Advisory Board - Honors Program (2003 - 2006)
Chapter Secretary Beta Gamma Sigma (2005 - 2006)
Treasurer, St. Cloud Nordic Ski Club (2016 - Present)
Board of Directors St. Cloud Nordic Ski Club (2011 - Present)
Treasurer/Secretary, Greystone Biathlon Team (2003 - 2009)
Honors and Awards
Finalist for Best Professor of Experienced Programs: Global Executive MBA - 2018 IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Finalist for Best Professor of Experienced Programs: Global Executive MBA - 2015 IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Finalist for Best Professor of Experienced Programs: Global Executive MBA - 2013 IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Best Professor of Blended Programs: Global Executive MBA - 2012 IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Best Instructor of Int'l Executive MBA - 2011 IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Nominated for HCOB "Faculty of the Year," College of Business Executive Council (Student Organization), April 2008.
Best Instructor of MBA Program - Int'l Executive MBA - 2007 Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain
Best Instructor of MBA Program - Int'l Executive MBA - 2005 Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain
Best Instructor of MBA Program - Int'l Executive MBA - 2004 Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain
Nominated for "G.R. Herberger College of Business Distinguished Professor Award," St Cloud State University, December 2002.
"Outstanding Instructor" - Phi Kappa Phi - 1996, St. Cloud State University
"Educator of the Year" - INROADS - 1994, Minneapolis/St.Paul
"Best Accounting Teacher of the Year" - Accounting Club - 1991, St. Cloud State University
Awarded Certified Information SystemsAuditor (CISA) , 2000. (Inactive licence).
Awarded Certified Public Accountant Certificate (CPA) , 1980. (Inactive licence).
Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1990.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) from St. Cloud State University, 1983.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Cum Laude, Honors in Liberal Studies, St. Cloud State University, 1979. (pictured below)
Staff accountant with the public accounting firm Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co. (now CliftonLarsonAllen), Minneapolis, Minnesota. Primary duties were in the areas of auditing and tax accounting. (1979-1981)
Assistant controller - ADS, Cambridge, Minnesota (1983)