Managerial Accounting

Three Corporate Perspectives

Program Overview

Associate Professor of Accounting Don Samelson interviewed executives from Woodward, Advanced Energy, and SM Energy about a wide range of Managerial Accounting and advice for students.

Instructor Profile

Don Samelson, CPA, PhD, is associate professor in the College of Business at Colorado State University, where he is Director of Graduate Studies in Accounting. Read more about Don Samelson at the Colorado State University College of Business website.

Meet the Companies

Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy shapes and transforms how power is used, delivered, and managed by some of the world’s leading semiconductor and industrial manufacturers. We design and manufacture highly-engineered precision power, measurement, and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes.


Woodward, Inc. is the world’s oldest and largest independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control systems and control system components for aircraft engines, industrial engines and turbines, power generation and mobile industrial equipment.

SM Energy

SM Energy Company is a company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration. It is organized in Delaware and headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The company was known as St. Mary Land & Exploration Company until 2010. The company’s assets are in the Eagle Ford Group and the Permian Basin.