Elise Boyas
Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration


248 Mervis Hall


Elise Boyas began her professional career with Price Waterhouse (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) where she progressed to the position of senior auditor before moving on to several industry positions. Elise joined the Katz faculty in 2009. Prior to joining Katz, she was on the faculty at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Walsh University in Ohio, and Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Management Accountant (inactive).

Elise’s role at Katz is centered on teaching and service and she has taught a wide variety of courses in financial and management accounting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Elise has received multiple teaching awards at Katz including receipt of the Arjang A. Assad Teaching Excellence Award, CBA Student Impact Award, and Outstanding Instructor Awards in the PMBA, MBA, MS Accounting and EMBA programs. In 2021, Elise was named a favorite MBA professor by Poets and Quants. Elise’s research interests center on pedagogical issues.

Courses Recently Taught


  • Financial Accounting (BUSACC0030)
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting 2 (BUSACC1205)


  • Financial Accounting (BACC2401)
  • Katz Global Research Practicum


  • Financial Accounting (BACC2801/2401)

Research Interests

Pedagogical Issues in Business Education


  • PhD in Accounting, Rutgers University, Newark
  • MBA, Rutgers University, Newark
  • BS in Accounting, Fordham University

Recent Publications

“Integrative Capstone Assignment in Core MBA Curriculum,” with H. Banerjee, accepted December 2020/published 2021, Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning 48.

“Evaluating Experience-Based Learning Activities: Working Through the Morass,” with D. Good and P. Klein, accepted December 2018/published 2019, Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning 46.

“Teaching Financial Ratio Analysis Using XBRL,” with R. Teeter, 2016, Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning 44.

“What is Fair Value? An In-Class Exercise for Accounting Students Using the Case of Zoo Doo,” 2016, Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning 44.

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