Experienced Financial Professional Sue Ann Ma
Sue Ann Ma has more than two decades of experience in insurance, banking, tax, and financial services. Listed in the 2000 Who’s Who International Professional, A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), she is president of Seminal Financial Group, Inc., in Texas. In this capacity, Sue Ann Ma and her team provide high-quality retirement, estate planning, and accounting, serving both business and individual clients in the greater Houston area.
Ms. Ma relies heavily on her wealth of knowledge in the field to assist clients. She holds an MBA from Lamar University and completed the Certified Financial Planner program at the University of Houston Center for Executive Development. She also earned the designation of Master Certified Estate Planner (MCEP) and holds a life- and health insurance license.
Prior to her current roles, Sue Ann Ma held such posts as assistant controller and financial officer for credit card operations at Texas Commerce Bank and vice president and controller at Chase Bank. She was honored for excellence at both organizations, receiving the 1986 Super Banker recognition from Texas Commerce Bank and the 1995 Circle of Excellence award from Chase. In addition, she served as vice president and relationship manager at Hibernia National Bank, now Capital One.
Lamar University Offers Three Options for MBA Students
Sue Ann Ma is president of Seminal Financial Group, Inc., a certified public accounting firm she opened in 2001. Sue Ann Ma has gained almost 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry since she received her MBA from Lamar University in 1986.
Located in Beaumont, Texas, Lamar University is a Texas State University System member institution that currently has about 15,000 students. Offered through its College of Business, Lamar’s MBA program has been classified as one of the top 10 programs in the state.
For students who earned their undergraduate degrees in business, the MBA program requires 36 semester hours to complete. Students who lack a business degree may have to take up to 12 additional hours of leveling courses to learn the foundations of finance, business, and microeconomics. These courses can be waived at the discretion of the graduate director.
Lamar University offers three different types of MBA programs. The first, traditional program requires that the student complete 36 semester hours (12 classes), consistent of eight core classes and four electives in the student’s desired concentration. Students may choose from among seven concentration areas, including Financial Management, Healthcare Management, and Thematic General Business. Traditional MBAs are generally earned within two years.
Lamar’s second MBA program is the dual-degree program. Students with a bachelor’s degree in nursing may complete a dual MSN/MBA degree, which requires 61 semester hours of combined study in both programs. Lamar also offers a dual MSA/MBA degree, which is a 48-semester-hour course of study.
Finally, some engineering students may combine their four-year undergraduate degrees with one additional MBA year as part of the five-year Bachelor’s Degree/MBA Program. This program is offered for students seeking their BS in industrial engineering or their BS in electrical engineering. These students must take MBA leveling courses as electives while completing their undergraduate degrees.