Bruce Olsen

Job Title

  • Associate Professor of Business
    Business, College of Arts and Sciences


Bruce received his MBA, specializing in accounting, from the University of Minnesota. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Minnesota. His interests include auditing practices and procedures, financial accounting, and personal financial planning. He holds memberships in the American Institute of CPAs and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel College - B.A. in Business, 1978
  • University of Minnesota - M.B.A. in Accounting, 1990

Courses Taught

Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Advanced Accounting, Auditing Principles and Procedures, Inroduction to International Business, and Psychology of Investing.

Certificates and Licenses

Certified Public Accountant (State of Minnesota)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Minnesota Society of CPAs

American Institute of CPAs

Hobbies and Interests

European travel and history, hiking, reading and gardening.

Areas of expertise

Business combinations, personal financial planning, and financial accounting. Memberships in American Institute of CPAs, Minnesota Society of CPAs, and Minnesota Council of Accounting Educators.