Mark Finn is a Clinical Professor of Accounting and International Business at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. From 2001 to 2008 he also served as director of Kellogg's Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) program. Prior to coming to Kellogg, Prof. Finn was on the faculty of the University of Chicago. He received PhD, MS, and MBA degrees from Cornell University and an AB with honors from Stanford University.
Prof. Finn teaches core financial accounting and advanced classes in financial reporting, taxation, international accounting, and sustainability reporting. He received the Chairs' Core Teaching Award six times, most recently in 2021. Within the GIM program, he served as a faculty adviser to classes on China, Japan, India, and South Africa. His primary research interests are related to the quality and credibility of financial disclosures, especially in non-US settings. He is a coauthor of International Accounting, 5th Edition, published by McGraw-Hill, the market-leading textbook in international accounting. His research articles include "Market Rewards for Increasing Earnings Patterns" published in the Journal of Accounting Research.
Prof. Finn has been affiliated with the Sasin Graduate Institute of Management, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand) since 2003 and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Mumbai, India) since 2021. He has also been a visiting professor at the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad and Mohali) and Keio University (Hiyoshi, Japan). He received the ISB's Teacher of the Year award in 2003, 2008, and 2009.
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