Barbara Magi Tarasovich joined Sacred Heart University's John F. Welch College
of Business after a long career as an executive in the financial profession. Her most
recent position was Director of Finance of Unilever's Global Information Technology
Division. During her 25+ year career at Unilever, Dr. Tarasovich led many projects
including major companywide system implementations, North American finance team strategic
thrusts, and acquisition and outsourcing agreements with major U.S. companies. 

Dr. Tarasovich is a licensed CPA in the State of Connecticut and a member of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Her teaching experience includes Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and

Dr. Tarasovich is also the author of journal articles and has made many presentations at
professional conferences. 

Degrees: Doctoral degree from Pace University; 

Alumnus of Sacred Heart University 



What's In Your Leadership Toolbox? (with Bridget M. Lyons), WCOB Faculty Publications (2015)

Senior finance executives play a pivotal role in achieving corporate strategic vision, fostering growth, and...

The Impact of Patent Cliffs on Acquisition Activity: An Empirical Investigation Within the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries, WCOB Faculty Publications (2015)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to examine merger and acquisition activities in the...



The Impact of Mergers and Acquisition Premiums on Financial Performance, WCOB Faculty Publications (2014)

The purpose of this paper was to examine why so many M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions)...



Ethical Implications of Friendly Takeovers: A Financial Manager’s Story, Business Faculty Publications (2013)

Case study in which Bernadette was heading the corporate acquisitions team. It was important for...



Introducing a Writing Skills Intervention into an Undergraduate Financial Accounting Course (with Benoit Boyer), Business Faculty Publications (2013)

This paper describes how integrating a research project into an undergraduate business school core accounting...