Department of Business

Dr. Massood Saffarian

Associate Professor, Business Accounting and Economics
Herrington Hall, Room 248



  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics
    Oklahoma State University, 2000
    Dissertation: Development of a Community Simulation Model as an experiential learning tool.
  • M.Sc., Financial Accounting
    Oklahoma State University, 1993
  • B.Sc. Cost Accounting
    College of Advanced Accounting, Iran, 1974


  • 2008-Present, Associate Professor of Business
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • 2001-2008, Associate Professor, College of Business
    Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid, OK
    • Economics, Accounting, Management, Finance
  • 1998-2000, Research Assistant, College of Agricultural Economics
    1993-1997, Computer Lab Instructor and Lab Monitor, College of Business
    Oklahoma State University

  • 1977-1986, Hotel Manager, Atrak Hotel
    Mashhad, Iran

  • 1972-1975, Assistant Accountant
    A. Hakim Trade Company, Tehran

  • 1971-1972, Night Auditor
    Kings’ Hotel, Tehran


  • Served as Chair of Assessments for Undergraduate Students, College of Business, NWOSU
  • American Agricultural Economic Association
  • Journal of the Community Development Society
  • NWOSU Enid Multicultural Club
  • Center for Business Development and the Business, E-Commerce and Agriculture Department

Professional Activities

  • Developed six new courses in accounting and economics
  • Attending the Financial Accounting Conferences, (years 2001 and 2007), sponsored by the College of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, OK
  • Managing the annual meetings of Oklahoma Society of Accountants with NWOSU accounting students
  • Hosting Oklahoma Accounting Educators’ Conference 2008–Enid campus


  • Submitted paper for publication: Massood Saffarian, and Michael Woods, "Development of a Simulation Model for Classroom Teaching".

Invited Guest Lecturers

  • Mrs. Christy Mapp, audit partner of Conoco Company
  • Dr. Shahrokh Sodagaran, Department Head at School of Accounting, Oklahoma State University
  • Dr. David Heneberry, Assistant Dean for International Programs, Division of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources and professor of International Economics at Oklahoma State University


  • Outstanding Professor of Business-Year 2008