Mark P. Bauman

RSM Professor of Accounting


Ph.D. (Business) University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. (Accounting) University of Virginia; MBA (Finance) Mississippi State University; B.A. (Management Science) Duke University; C.P.A. (non-practicing); C.F.A.

Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting.

Research Interests

Usefulness of accounting data to investors, creditors, and financial analysts.

Professional Accomplishments

Mark has a strong record of publication in the field of accounting. He has papers published in the Journal of the American Taxation Association, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Accounting Horizons, Research in Accounting Regulation, and the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, to name a few.  He received the UNIBusiness Faculty Scholarship Award in 2008, and the Faculty Teaching Award in 2011.

Before coming to UNI, he was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He not only has outstanding academic credentials, but comes to teaching with experience as a Senior Financial Analyst with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as a Staff Internal Auditor with the National Bank of Washington (DC).

Latest News & Views

Foster family
Foster family sets up fellowship for Junior Accounting Faculty

The University of Northern Iowa holds a special place in the hearts’ of Rod and Heidi Foster. Rod started his long career in accounting because of his education at the College of Business. UNI is also where he met his wife, Heidi, a graduate of the chemistry program. They now have two grown sons—one of which is also a UNI graduate. Because of their UNI experience, Rod and Heidi both feel the need to give back to the university and repay it for giving them the tools and experiences to be successful in business and life.

1 month 1 week ago
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Accounting professor doubles as an established painter

Tim Lindquist began painting when he was just a teenager. A friend invited him over to learn how to create a dog on canvas, and Lindquist was hooked. He asked for paints that Christmas and considered majoring in art at college. But he chose accounting instead, becoming an educator and professor at the College of Business.

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The complete guide to choosing a college major

College is an exciting time in your life, but don’t spend all four years merely enjoying it – you should take advantage of this time to determine exactly what you want to do with your life. This article will help you decide how to choose your college major that fits your long-term goals.

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UNI named Top 3 program for CPAs

The University of Northern Iowa’s accounting department ranked third in the nation in preparing students to become certified public accountants, according to a new analytic by Baylor University and UNI professors.

The newly created CPA Success Index estimates students’ progress toward completing all four parts of the CPA exam. The metric found UNI students had an 89% success rate on the notoriously difficult test, just below Texas A&M University (90%) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (95%).

10 months 2 weeks ago
Charlie the dog. I can't adult.
Five iOS Apps for people learning to 'adult'

The anxiety young people have about maturing in their twenties has lead to the word "adulting" becoming quite popular. It's a useful, albeit somewhat glib, catch-all term for taking care of yourself. Doing your laundry? Adulting. Scrambling an egg? Adulting. In truth, the real sign of adulthood is living a life that's within your control, and for that, there are several iOS apps to help. With these five apps, anyone can "adult" -- or at least fake it when they need to. 


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