Amir Ziv

Columbia Business School
Professor of Professional Practice
Accounting Division
Areas of Expertise
  • Financial Accounting & Auditing
1141 Kravis
(212) 8543485
(212) 9320545

Professor Ziv stepped down in 2013 from the Vice Dean position at Columbia Business School and became a Professor of Professional Practice.  As a Vice Dean, among other responsibilities, he was overseeing Admission, MBA Students Affairs, EMBA, Career Management and the Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence.  Before rejoining Columbia Business School as a Vice Dean, Professor Ziv served on the faculties of Yale School of Management, Columbia Business School, and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) – where he was a Professor of Accounting and founded and headed the executive education division.

Professor Ziv has taught Financial Accounting, Financial Statements Analysis and Managerial Accounting in MBA, Executive MBA, and various Executive Education programs.  Professor Ziv has also developed and/or participated in management training programs for a number of companies, including General Electric, Proskauer, Goldman Sachs, Lafarge, Philip Morris, and Ziff Brothers.

Professor Ziv served for over 10 years on the editorial board of the Review of Accounting Studies.  His research deals with the effects of accounting regimes and alternatives on economic environments.  Specifically, he has studied the role of accounting information in organizational design, financial disclosure, performance evaluation, auditing, and information transmission among strategic players. 

BA, University of Haifa, 1984; CPA Examinations, Israel, 1985; MSc, joint program of University of Haifa and Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), 1986; PhD, Stanford, 1990
Joined CBS

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