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Fred Petro, PhD

Professor of Accounting
Graziadio Business School

Biography

Dr. Fred Petro has been a Pepperdine faculty member for over 30 years. He is former cost analyst for Gulf Oil Corporation and a former partner in the consulting firm of P. L. Petro and Associates. He has presented at various national seminars. They include the Asian-Pacific Association International, Cost Accountants International, the Association of Business Forecasting, and the National Association of Accountants. Dr. Petro he is also  serving as director of manuscripts at the National Association of Accountants. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the National Association of Accountants, and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. Over the years, Dr. Petro has also received awards as a teacher.

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Ph.D. in Accounting, 1973

  • University of Southern Mississippi, MBA, 1968
  • University of Southern Mississippi, BS in Accounting 1960

Gean, G. F., Petro, F., Gean, V. (2018). Pygmalion Syndrome is Primary Cause of Misunderstanding the Duality Accounting Concept. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 23(2).

Petro, F., Gean, F., Park, A. (2017). A Class Project That Discourages Compartmentalization Among Disciplines. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 23(1).

Gean, G. F., Petro, F., Gean, V. (2015). Reclassifications for More Meaningful Statement of Cash Flows. The Business Review, Cambridge, 23(No. 2), 30-36.

Smith, W. R., Petro, F. (2015). An Approach for Integrating Accounting and Marketing in a Project for a Graduate Management Course. Journal of American Business Review, Cambridge, 4(1), 211 - 216.

Petro, F. (2014). A Logical Approach to the Statement of Cash Flow. American Journal of Business Education.

Petro, F., Gean, G. F. (2014). A Logical Approach To The Statement of Cash Flows. American Journal of Business Education, 7(4), 315-324.

Petro, F. (in press). An Understanding of the Statement of Cash Flow. the Journal of Business Education.

Petro, F. (2011). Forecasting for Publicly Traded Companies. Journal of Business Case Studies.

Petro, F. (2008). One Year Forecasting Project. Journal of Business Case Studies, 4(9).

Smith, W. R. (Presenter & Author), Petro, F. (Presenter & Author), The Global Business, Marketing, Finance & Economics Research Conference, "An Approach for Integrating Accounting and Marketing in a Project for a Graduate Management Course," The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Orlando FL. (December 10, 2014).

Petro, F., International Academic Conference, "Defining Costs Using Cost Behavioral Analysis," Clute Institute, San Francisco, CA. (August 3, 2014).

Petro, F., International Academic Conference, "Cost Behavioral Approach to Projecting Performance," Clute Institute, Key West, FL. (March 18, 2013).

Petro, F., International Business and Economics Conference, "Understanding the Statement of Cash Flow," Clute Institute, in Bangkok, Thailand. (March 12, 2012).

Petro, F., International Academic Conference, "Forecasting for Publicly Traded Companies," Clute Institute, Maui, HI. (January 3, 2011).

Petro, F., Eigth International Conference on Technology and Business Management, "Projecting Performance Using Cost Behavioral Analysis," Dubai, UAE. (March 16, 2010).

Petro, F. (Presenter & Author), Eigth International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management (ICOQM-8), "Understanding the Statement of Cash Flow," Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. (October 18, 2007).

Petro, F., International Business & Research Conference, "" One Year Forecasting Model For Publicly Traded Companies"," Florence, Italy. (June 22, 2006).

Petro, F., Sherman, L., International Business & Research Conference, "Understanding The Statement Of Cash Flow For The Beginning Accountant Student," Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 4, 2004).

Petro, F., Sherman, L., International Business & Economic Research Conference, "Earnings Per Share Affect On The Stock Market," Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 6, 2003).

Outstanding Teacher Award In The College Of Business And Management, University of South Alabama. (1980).

Outstanding Service Award, Beta Alpha Psi. (1979).

Courses

  • ACCT 472
  • ACCT 591
  • ACCT 601
  • ACCT 602
  • ACCT 612
  • ACCT 652
  • BSM 472
  • GSBM 699
  • MBA 673
  • MBA 699
  • MBAM 611
  • MBFE 652
  • MBFE 699