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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Terry Mason

Assistant Professor Mason
IMA Advisor
Department of Accounting
Office:2071 Business Building
Mailing Address:2139 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane 
Manhattan, KS 66506


Research Goals

Terry Mason primarily studies earnings management, market efficiency, and auditing. His research examines the effects of earnings management on firm value and performance; the degree to which accounting information is reflected in stock prices; and how accounting information affects audit fees.


  • Bryan, David B., Mason, Terry W., and J. Kenneth Reynolds. (2017). “Earnings Autocorrelation, Earnings Volatility, and Audit Fees” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Forthcoming.

  • Mason, Terry W., and Morris, John J. (2017). “The Impact of Organizational Slack and Lag Time on Economic Productivity: The Case of ERP Systems,” International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, volume 13, pp. 36-50.

  • Ugrin, Joseph, Mason, Terry W., and Emley, Anna. (2017). “Culture’s Consequence: The Relationship Between Cultural Dimensions and Income-Increasing Earnings Management After IFRS Adoption in the European Union,” Advances in Accounting, volume 37, pp. 140-151.

  • Bryan, David B. and Mason, Terry W. (2017). “Executive Tournament Incentives and Audit Fees,” Advances in Accounting, volume 37, pp. 30-45.

  • Bryan, David B., and Mason, Terry W. (2016). “Extreme CEO Pay Cuts and Audit Fees.” Advances in Accounting, volume 33, pp. 1-10.

  • Bryan, David B. and Mason, Terry W. (2016). “The Influence of Earnings Management Conducted Through the Use of Accretive Stock Repurchases on Audit Fees,” Advances in Accounting, volume 34, pp. 99-109.

Current Research Projects

  • The Economic Effects of Earnings Management Pre- and Post-SOX with Richard Morton

  • Post-Earnings Announcement Reversals and Market Perceptions of Earnings Correlation with Allen W. Bathke, Jr. and Richard M. Morton

  • Earnings Volatility and Auditor Resignations with Dave Bryan

Areas of Teaching

Financial Reporting, Accounting Research and Communication, Financial Statement Analysis


Ph D, Florida State University, 2015
Major: Accounting | Support Area: Econometrics/Finance

Master of Accounting, Florida State University, 2011
Major: Corporate Accounting

BBA in Accounting, Harding University, 2004

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 2-3 p.m.