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Mission & Philosophy of the Department of Accounting

The mission of Department of Accounting is to create, debate and disseminate knowledge about the measurement and communication of financial and non-financial information that will inform our students, alumni, managers and capital market participants and facilitate rational financial, economic and policy decisions.


Stern's Department of Accounting offers a wide range of courses and programs for students interested in acquiring the skills that will better enable them to serve the information needs of professional clients and the organizations that employ them.

We offer a Ph.D. degree with an emphasis in accounting as well as an M.B.A. degree with a major or double major in accounting. Students often select a menu of courses stressing financial statement analysis. In the undergraduate college, we offer two accounting majors - one with a C.P.A. emphasis; the other less technical in nature. The latter option is often taken together with finance or information systems as a double major. All students have access to the faculty of departments throughout the Stern School.

Our faculty are committed to the pursuit of excellence in their teaching and research activities. The Department is consistently ranked as one of the top accounting faculties in the United States, and we pride ourselves in the knowledge that more of our accounting graduates have entered the ranks of senior partner of the major accounting firms than any other business school.

Paul Zarowin
Professor of Accounting

Julian Yeo
Deputy Chair
Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting

Faculty in the News

Professor Eli Bartov won the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award from the American Accounting Association.

Professor Eli Bartov co-authored “The Role of Social Media in the Corporate Bond Market: Evidence from Twitter.” Read more

Professor Baruch Lev podcast interview: “Second Interview with Baruch Lev. The Soul of Enterprise podcast.” Read more

Professor Paul Zarowin interview: “China is Cracking Down on Its Own Tech Giants, but Apple and the U.S. IPO Market Could Pay the Price.” Read more

Faculty Spotlight

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Prof. Christine Cuny

Received the 2021-2022 Distinguished Teaching Award. Prof. Christine Cuny teaches residential and online courses in Financial Statement Analysis in undergraduate and graduate schools.

Prof. Amal Shehata

Prof. Amal Shehata

Received the 2020-2021 Distinguished Teaching Award  on April 06, 2021. Prof. Amal Shehata teaches residential and online courses in financial accounting and auditing in undergraduate and graduate schools. She has recently created a new course, Accounting and the Blockchain, that explores how this technology will impact many dimensions of the accounting industry.

Professor Baruch Lev

Professor Baruch Lev

Received an honorary doctorate from the Universiteit Hasselt in Belgium (given once every five years), and was appointed as the Copernicus Chair in Economics from the University of Ferrar in Italy.

Professor Eli Bartov

Voted “Great Professor” by the Executive MBA class of August 2014.