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Orfalea College of Business

Steven Mintz

Steven Mintz

Office 03-329
Phone 805-756-2003
Fax (805) 756-1473

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Professor of Accounting

Journal of Business Ethics - March 2014 -   .PDF

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Steven Mintz

Dr. Mintz enjoys an international reputation for research and teaching ethics in business and accounting. He has published two textbooks the most recent publication is Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text and Cases. Dr. Mintz has published dozens of research papers in the areas of business ethics, accounting ethics, corporate governance and international accounting. Dr. Mintz teaches courses on accounting ethics and international accounting.

Dr. Mintz develops ethics training programs for organizations. He also develops and teaches continuing education courses in ethics for CPAs. His courses are used in twenty-states to meet their continuing education requirements for re-licensing.

Dr. Mintz is a widely sought out speaker at ethics and academic conferences. He has presented at: The Board of Director and Corporate Governance Research Conference in Henley, England; Global Finance & Research Conference in London; The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Trinidad & Tobago; Association of Asian-Pacific Accountants in Bangkok, Thailand; and the Asian International Business Association in Shanghai, China.

Dr. Mintz writes two popular blogs on ethics issues in business and society ( and workplace ethics (workplaceethicsadvice). He has been interviewed by the NY Times for his expertise on workplace ethics.

Dr. Mintz has received several awards for his professional and academic accomplishments including the Outstanding Speaker Award given by the Global Finance & Research Conference; the Professional Service award given by the Texas Society of CPAs; the Academic Service Award of the Inland Empire Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; the Outstanding Leadership Award given by San Francisco State University; and the Faculty Excellence Award given by the California Society of CPAs. Steven holds a PhD in International Accounting from the George Washington University and is a CPA in New York(inactive).


  • DBA, Accounting and International Business, George Washington University
  • MBA, Management Sciences, Syracuse University
  • BS, Accounting, Long Island University
  • Certified Public Accountant, New York State


  • Dean. College of Business, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Accounting Department Chair, Texas State University
  • Accounting Department Chair, San Francisco State University Associate Editor, Research in Professional Responsibility & Ethics in Accounting
  • Auditor, Kaplan, Pollack & Co., CPAs
  • Auditor, Arthur Young, CPAs


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