Susan Hass

Professor

Phone: 617-521-3822
Fax: 617-521-3880
Office: M-434
Email:


Education

MBA, Harvard University; B.S.B.A. Boston University

Specialization

Management accounting, internal auditing, management

Bio

Hass is currently Professor of Management teaching the required MBA Managerial Accounting class and an elective she designed entitled Strategic Performance Measures. The latter relates to her research in the governance, risk, and control areas and its overlay on the successful execution of strategy in organizations of all types. Hass is currently Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the School of Management and also serves on the college's Fiscal Affairs Committee.

Hass served as Associate Dean during the 2005-2006 academic year, using her extensive faculty experience and strong administrative skills to focus on curriculum and faculty issues. Her research focus is predominantly on the current role of internal auditors and internal auditing globally. She is the recipient of a grant from the Research Foundation of the Institute of Internal Auditors funding this work. Aside from numerous academic journal articles resulting from the database created by this research, she co-authored the book, A Global Summary of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) 2006 summarizing the state of the internal auditing profession worldwide.

Prior to her appointment as Associate Dean, Hass served as Chair of the Curriculum Committee for numerous years, and served as Co-Faculty Director of the MBA Program from 2004 - 2005. Hass has done extensive research in the areas of enterprise-wide risk and performance measures. She has used her experience and knowledge in the field of accounting to author the seventh-edition of the Accounting Principles Workbook. In addition to her 25-year teaching career at Simmons, Hass has also taught in several executive education programs including those at Simmons and the Hartford Graduate School.

Hass, a recipient of the Haskins and Sells Foundation Award, was a manager at Coopers & Lybrand prior to joining the Simmons School of Management faculty in 1981. Hass has been a board member of the Fenn School and The Boston Club, and is currently a board member and chair of the finance committee for Lasell College.

Awards & Accolades

  • Haskins and Sells Foundation Award
  • Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation, principal researcher
  • Academic in Residence, University of South Africa (2007)
  • Certified Public Accountant

Work in Progress

Papers Under Review

  • Burnaby, P., Hass, S., & Abdolmohammadi, M. (2008). "A Global Summary of the Common Body of Knowledge 2006 US and NonUS Respondents," initial submission to International Journal of Auditing.
  • Burnaby, P. & Hass, S. (2008). "A summary of the CBOK Project," initial submission to Managerial Auditing Journal.
  • Burnaby, P., Abdolmohammadi, M., Hass, S., Sarens, G., & Allegrin, M. (2008). "Usage of Internal Auditing Standards by Companies in the United States and Select European Countries,"
  • Burnaby, P. & Hass, S. (2008). "Ten Steps to Enterprise Risk Management," revised and resubmitted to International Journal of Business in Society.
  • Marais, M., Burnaby, P., Hass, S., Sadler, E., & Fortini, H. (2008). "CBOK A Comparative Study of Global CB0K Results and South Africa," initial submission to Managerial Auditing Journal.

Professional Services

  • Harvard Business School Association of Boston
  • The Boston Club (former Treasurer)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • American Association of CPAs
  • Massachusetts Society of CPAs
  • American Accounting Association (former Northeast Region Co-Director, Teaching and Curriculum Committee)

School of Management Chair:

  • 2004-2005 and 2007-present: Curriculum Committee

School of Management Member:

  • 2004-present: SOM Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • 2005-2007: SOM Curriculum Committee
  • 2005-2006 and 2007-2008: SOM Continuous Improvement Committee
  • 2008-2009 Faculty Fiscal Affairs Committee

Speaking Engagements

Presentation of Academic Articles

  • Burnaby, P., Hass, S., & Abdolmohammadi, M. (2008, April). Usage of Internal Auditing Standards by Companies in the United States and Select European Countries. Presented at First Global Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Burnaby, P.A., Abdolmohammadi, M., & Hass, S. W. (2008, April). A Global Summary of the Common Body of Knowledge 2006 - US Respondents Compared to NonUS Respondents. Presented at First Global Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance, Rotterdam, Netherlands

National

  • Hass, S. & Burnaby, (2005, August). Ten Steps to Enterprise Risk Management. Presented at Institute of Internal Auditors Northeast Regional Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Regional

  • Hass, S. (2007, April). CBOK 2006 and Research Opportunities in Internal Auditing. Presented at Northeast Region American Accounting Association, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Hass, S. & Burnaby, . (2005, August). Ten Steps to Enterprise Risk Management. Presented at Institute of Internal Auditors Northeast Regional Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Burnaby, P. (2008). Usage of Internal Auditing Standards by Companies in the United States and Select European Countries. First Global Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance.
  • Burnaby, P. A., Abdolmohammadi, M., & Hass, S. W. (2008). A Global Summary of the Comon Body of Knowledge 2006 - US Respondents Compared to NonUS Respondents. First Global Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance.
  • Hass, S. (2007). CBOK 2006 and research Opportunities in Internal Auditing. Northeast Region American Accounting Association.
  • Hass, S., Burnaby,P., & Hartman,. (2006). Genuity, the Little Company that Could Have... American Accounting Association.
  • Hass, S. & Burnaby,P . (2006). Ten Steps to Enterprise Risk Management. Academy of World Business.
  • Hass, S. & Burnaby, P. (2006). Ten Steps to Enterprise Risk Management. Global Conference on Business and Economics.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers
International

  • Hass, S. and Burnaby, P., (2007, August). A Global Summary of the Common Body of Knowledge 2006 - South African Results. Invited presentation at Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa 2007 Annual Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Burnaby, P. , Hass, S., & Abdolmohammedi, M. (2007, July). CBOK: A Common Body of Knowledge 2006. Invited presentation at Institute of Internal Auditors 2007 International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.