Urooj's research focuses on fair value accounting, financial institutions, standard setting, and disclosure. In his research on fair value accounting, he examines the role of fair value accounting in banking crises and whether fair value accounting increases the risk of systemic failure of the banking sector. He also investigates whether the use of fair values in financial reporting enhances the predictive ability of accounting earnings. In his research on disclosure, he compares and contrasts the characteristics of management forecasts to those of analyst forecasts for a set of firms that have both. At Columbia Business School, he teaches the core financial accounting class in the MBA program and regularly participates in executive education programs.
Urooj received his Ph.D. in business Administration from the University of Washington in 2010. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, he obtained a master in accounting from Syracuse University and worked in the Corporate Banking division of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Bank.