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  1. James Gajda

James Gajda

MBA in Marketing and Finance, MS in Information Sciences, JD, LLM in Taxation, CPA, CMA

Professional Experience: Controller, Alliant Energy

Teaching Focus: Accounting, Finance, General Management

"One can learn something in class tonight and use it on the job tomorrow."

Professional Credentials

  • Senior executive with cross-industry perspective on accounting, tax, and law
  • Worked for companies ranging in revenues from $25 million to $11 billion
  • Teaches in both Keller GSM and the Becker CPA Professional Review program
  • Has "the best of both worlds-the rewards of teaching and the challenges of a career"


  • Introductory Accounting Sequence (FI504, AC505, FI515)
  • Intermediate Accounting (AC550-551)
  • Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business (GM520)
  • Small Business Management (GM560)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (FI512)
  • Federal Taxes and Management Decisions (AC553)

Student Feedback

"Jim Gajda is always to the point when explaining the concepts of accounting using easy-to-understand examples Eight weeks is not much time to cover [all the material] , but Jim 'covers all the bases' clearly!"

"Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, funny, and extremely fair."

"He relates concepts to his experience utilizing real world examples to help students better understand the material."

"Jim made every class interesting and exciting. His teaching style is excellent and keeps his class attentive."