Jeffrey Schatzberg

Visiting Professor of Accounting

Managerial Accounting, Managerial Decision Making/Accounting, Profit Planning

Professional Bio: 

Jeff Schatzberg is the Humberto Lopez Professor of Accounting in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He has been a faculty member at the University of Arizona for the past nineteen years, and also currently holds a Visiting Professor of Accounting appointment at Thunderbird School of Global Management. In addition, he has been on the faculties of the College of William and Mary, and Middlesex University (in London, England). Professor Schatzberg received his BA (in Philosophy), MA (in accounting) and Ph.D. (in business administration), all at the University of Iowa. Professor Schatzberg has more than twenty publications in the most prestigious accounting and business journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Public Choice. His research and teaching interests are in managerial accounting and auditing, and some of his current research is examining the impact of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) on market behavior. He has given numerous seminars at several U.S. universities, including the University of Chicago, Washington University, University of Washington, and USC, as well as international schools in Canada, England, Wales, Norway, France, Germany and Switzerland. Jeff has also served on the editorial board of several scholarly accounting journals.

Professor Schatzberg has been teaching MBA managerial accounting courses in the Eller Graduate School of Business MBA program (full-time, evening, and executive) for twelve years, and has been teaching MBA managerial accounting courses at Thunderbird for seven years. He has extensive experience in executive education worldwide (e.g., Taiwan, Mexico, Korea, Czechoslovakia), has developed customized managerial accounting programs and performed consulting for numerous companies (e.g., Raytheon, Honeywell, Intel, LG, Walbro), and has taught executives in many multi-national firms (e.g., IBM, Motorola, LG, BenQ, Acer, Mattel, Kimberly-Clark). In 1998, 2002, and 2005 Jeff received the “MBA Faculty of the Year Award” from the Eller Graduate School of Business at the University of Arizona, and in 1997 the Arizona Society of CPA’s “Excellence in Teaching Award”. Jeff is a C.P.A. (licensed in the states of Arizona and Iowa), and worked for several years as an auditor and tax accountant in the Phoenix office of KPMG Peat Marwick. Jeff’s work experience includes both manufacturing and service industry firms, as well as not-for-profit institutions.