Maria Ku, Instructor - Business Administration Department

Contact Information

Maria Ku standing in front of a very large abacus.Maria U. Ku, CPA
Business Administration Department
Room 8113, Building 8, first floor, Fremont campus

Office Hours

By appointment only.

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Courses Taught at Ohlone

  • BA-101A Financial Accounting
  • BA-101B Managerial Accounting

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

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  • Bachelor of Science with High Honors, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Certified Public Accountant


Maria U. Ku, a.k.a. Maria Ugrioumova, was born in 1971 in Moscow, Russia. Her father is a mathematician and her mother was an aircraft engineer in the former Soviet Union. Maria received her early education in a French school with emphasis on Mathematics & Science. She graduated from school in 1988 with Medal of Excellence from the USSR Ministry of Education.

Maria studied in the School of Mathematics and Mechanics at the Moscow University until she left Russia for political reasons.

Maria came to the United States in January 1992. She was granted political asylum in the U.S.A. in 1993, and she became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1999.

Maria graduated, with High Honors, from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, in 1997.

She worked in accounting since 1993, including tax practices of the Big 4 public accounting firms. Maria started her own CPA tax practice in 2000. She has taught at Ohlone since August 2007.

Maria is married and has two daughters.