The Accounting division of Columbia Business School consists of a diverse group of scholars who excel in teaching as well as in research and practice. One of the division’s primary objectives is to expose students to the many facets of accounting. Events in the last few years have highlighted the critical role of accounting in capital markets. Our students learn how managers can use financial accounting information to communicate effectively with investors and how to apply managerial accounting information internally to make more effective decisions.
The Accounting Division conducts state-of-the-art research on a wide range of topics in financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax, information economics, and corporate finance. Faculty members have published their research in the leading journals of accounting, finance, and economics. Our faculty members are on the editorial boards of leading journals and are actively shaping accounting practice through consulting engagements in the corporate world. Further, the division is influencing the future of the accounting profession through our top-rated PhD program.
Accounting professors consistently rank among the best teachers at Columbia Business School. In addition to delivering one of the highest-rated core courses in the MBA and EMBA programs, the Accounting Division offers many highly sought-after elective courses in such areas as valuation, management control systems, taxation, and financial statement analysis. Our faculty members also teach several popular nondegree courses in Columbia’s Executive Education program.