Alex B. Ampadu

Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus
Accounting and Law


MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology
BS, University of Ghana


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

A three-time Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award winner, Ampadu teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate accounting courses. He is recognized for his guidance of accounting students and student organizations and is actively involved in professional and community organizations.


  • Introduction to Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Internal Auditing
  • Auditing
  • Internal Auditing Internship
  • Auditing (graduate level)
  • Advanced Auditing (graduate level)
  • Advanced Topics in Internal Auditing

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Forensic CPA Society

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of UB Internal Auditing Program
  • Faculty liaison for placement activities
  • Advisor to accounting students on professional exams and professional societies
  • Faculty Advisor - School of Management Minority Alliance
  • Board of Advisors - University Honors Program


  • NYSSCPA outstanding CPA in Education
  • Undergraduate Management Teacher of the Year
  • Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award (three-time recipient)
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi (two-time recipient)
  • Becker Professional Education Award to a senior faculty member in recognition of Excellence in teaching and service to students
  • Career Resource Center award for excellence in service to accounting graduates
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers
  • Price Waterhouse Faculty Fellowship
  • Presidential Award for Dedication and Service to Beta Alpha Psi

Other Affiliations

  • AICPA - Member, Pre-certification Education Executive Committee
  • NYSSCPA - Campus Ambassador
  • Beta Alpha Psi - Past Regional Director of Atlantic Coast
  • NYSSCPA - Past Chair, Committee Member Minority Group Recruitment
  • NYSSCPA - Past Chair, Promoting CPA Careers
  • NYSSCPA - Past Chair, Buffalo Chapter One-on-one Committee
  • AICPA - Member, Minority Initiative Committee (past Chair, Faculty Development Task Force)