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Dr. Guohua Ma
Guohua Ma

Accounting & EconomicsProfessor of FinanceProfessor of FinanceBelcher Hall 225803-536-8173

Guohua Ma

Dr. Guohua Ma teaches and conducts research as a professor of finance in the SC State College of Business and Information Systems.


  • Ph.D. in Finance, 2007, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Master of International Business, 2000, Norwegian School of Economics and Management, Bergen, Norway
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China


Ma has been with SC state for more than 15 years and has served as faculty advisor for several student organizations, including Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor, Beta Alpha Psi and the financial literacy student ambassador program. Ma initiated and coordinated the Financial Literacy Workshop Series for all SCSU students on campus in 2013-2016.

Since 2017, Ma has been working, implementing and coordinating the student financial literacy ambassadors program at SC State

Research Interests

Financial Literacy, Investments, Corporate Governance


Introduction to Financial Management, Personal Finance, Venture Capital and Private Finance, Investments, International Finance

More About Dr. Ma

Ma has published several  peer-reviewed articles in research journals including Journal of Economics and Financial Education, Applied Economics, Global Business and Finance Review (GBFR), Journal of Academy of Business and Economics (JABE), and Review of Business Research.