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  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1973
  • M.S., Kansas State University, 1968
  • B.A., University of Baghdad, 1964
  • CPA
  • CMA


  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting for Government and Not-for-profit Entities


S. Sam Sedki, Ph.D., joined the Greehey School of Business faculty in 1981 as a professor of accounting. He served as chair of the accounting department for eight years and director of graduate accounting programs for two years.

Sedki has held various national and regional positions in the American Accounting Association and is one of the founders of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.

One of the goals of the Greehey School of Business is to provide students an opportunity to engage in an international experience. In order to accomplish this, Sedki has taught at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and developed an international study course for the Greehey School of Business. BA 4300/6300, entitled “Business Environment and Public Policy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),” is offered every spring semester. In addition to readings and classroom lectures, students spend nine days over Spring Break in Dubai in the UAE. In 2016, students in Sedki’s class visited international companies with operations in the United Arab Emirates and also participated in a number of cultural activities.


Sedki has been published in national and regional refereed journals and proceedings.  Recent publications include:

Sedki, S. (2014). Development of Accounting Standards in China in the Context of the Overall Economic Reform. Journal of Applied Financial Research, II (2014). April, 2014.

Sedki, S., Ning, C., Du, C. (2014). The Development of China’s Economy since 1978. Academy of Business Research Journal, II (2014). April, 2014.

Sedki, S., Smith, A., Strickland, A. (2014). Differences and Similarities between IFRS and GAAP on Inventory, Revenue Recognition and Consolidated Financial Statements. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 14 (2), July, 2014.

Sedki, S., Donahue, K. (2013). Characteristics of Islamic Banking and Financing: Can it Succeed in the United States Market Place. International Research Journal of Applied Finance, IV (7). July, 2013

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