John A. Elliott

John A. Elliott is the Dean of the UConn School of Business where he holds the Auran J. Fox Chair in Business. He recently served as Interim Provost.

John joined UConn in 2012 as the Dean of the School of Business and the Auran J. Fox Chair in Business. John completed his term as Chair of AACSB International, in 2020 — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — considered the ‘gold’ standard accrediting body for business schools. The organization has 840 member business schools worldwide.

“AACSB-accredited programs are committed to continuous improvement,” Elliott said. “We share ‘best practices’ and are determined to advance business education, whether in accounting, finance, innovation and entrepreneurship, data analytics or tomorrow’s emerging specialties.”

“It is an honor for UConn to be recognized as a leader in the field of business education and a champion for higher standards in education, not only among our peers across the nation, but around the world,” he said. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to business schools worldwide and advocates for collaboration between academe and industry.

John also serves as Chair of The PhD Project Academic Advisory Council. A founding member of the organization, he has been inducted into its Hall of Fame. The PhD Project is a catalyst for African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans to return to academia to earn their doctorates and become business professors. As faculty, they serve as role models in attracting and mentoring minority students and preparing all students for a diverse workplace.

John earned a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He was previously the Dean at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, which is part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Vice President of Baruch College, and the Irwin and Arlene Ettinger Professor of Accountancy.

Prior to accepting the Deanship at the Zicklin School, he spent 20 years on the faculty at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. John is a certified public accountant with professional experience as an auditor and consultant for Arthur Andersen & Co. and in the controller’s office of the Westinghouse Defense and Space Center.

During his career in academia, John’s teaching responsibilities have included financial accounting, intermediate accounting, financial statement analysis, taxation and extensive executive teaching. His research is concentrated on the role of accounting information in financial analysis and contracts. His award-winning work has been widely published. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Liquidnet, a private company.

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  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (Charles T Horngren Series in Accounting) | John A. Elliott

    Introductory Financial Accounting, 9e provides a unique and perfect blend of robust financial statement analysis with early statement of cash flows coverage. It is directed at those who will analyze real financial statements, and make business decisions based upon that analysis. Real statements are used throughout (Starbucks). Statement of Cash Flows comes earlier in this book than most. Material is focused on analysis of financial statements — ratios introduced early and often, special “Portfolio” section provides a “road map” to financial statement analysis, and special section in end-of-chapter problems focuses on analyzing financial statements (using Starbucks financial statements). Features strong coverage of statement of cash flows (Ch 5) --an essential financial statement, one of growing importance, and should be regarded as a basic statement. For financial accountants.

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