Thomas Annis

Title: Lecturer of Finance
Dept.: Business Administration

Academic History

  • University of Colorado at Boulder - MS Accountancy and BA Economics

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 22, 2016

Areas of Expertise

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Investments
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Operations
  • Economics

Research / Accomplishments

Affiliated Grand View's BA in Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance with the CFA Institute, which administers testing for and issues the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This affiliation validates that the finance concentration curriculum covers over 70% of the body of knowledge required for the CFA examinations. Grand View is one of only six institutes of higher learning in Iowa having achieved this status.

Received Grand View's Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award in 2020.

Current Teaching Curriculum

  • BSAD 311 Operations Management
  • BSAD 352 Corporate Finance
  • BSAD 422 Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • BSAD 450 Business Capstone
  • BSGR 555 Financial Management

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, since 1980
  • Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, since 1986
  • Iowa Society of CPAs, since 1980
  • CFA Iowa Society, since 1986
  • Midwest Academy of Management, since 2019

Personal Interests

  • International travel, primarily in Europe
  • World history, with an emphasis on European history
  • World languages. Speaks French and German, and retains some understanding of Russian, Spanish and Italian

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
For me, Grand View is unique because it offers the opportunity for students and faculty to develop academic relationships over several courses, in contrast to the fleeting, one-time transactional approach often experienced at the extra-large universities. 
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
My favorite part about teaching at Grand View is the opportunity it offers to transfer knowledge and to provide a long-term positive influence on young people, and those who come to higher-education in mid-career.
Tom Annis