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Douglas A. Schroeder

Associate Professor of Accounting & MIS

phone: (614) 292-6427
fax: (614) 292-2118
address: 424 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210



  • PhD, University of Kansas
  • MS, University of Kansas
  • BSB, University of Kansas

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting Structure
  • Evaluation of Accounting Choice


  • AMIS 3201H - Financial Accounting II
    Study of theory and practice of financial accounting.
  • AMIS 3300 - Cost Accounting
    Managerial decision making in organizations with an emphasis on the use of financial data; theory and practice of management control.
  • AMIS 4780H - Accounting and Research and Practice
    Researching accounting concepts and standards underlying corporate and non-corporate financial statements including consideration of typical accounting problems.


Professor Schroeder joined The Ohio State University in 1986 after serving as a member of the Purdue University faculty for six years.

He has published papers in and served as a reviewer for numerous academic journals. His current scholarly interests involve analysis of accounting choice.

Accounting choice is the careful crafting of the accounting information system, taking into consideration the rich and highly disciplined structure of accounting and the uncertain environment in which strategic organizations operate. In a world of asymmetric information and costly transactions, properly designed accounting systems can be valuable as they can yield social welfare improvements.