Faculty & Research

John Hand

John Hand

Visiting Professor of Accounting

John R. M. Hand is a visiting faculty member from UNC Kenan-Flagler where he is the Robert March & Mildred Borden Hanes Distinguished Professor of Accounting.

With interests in accounting, finance and entrepreneurship, Dr. Hand’s current research focuses on equity analysts’ financial statement forecasts and valuation models, and the identities and economic importance of stock return predictive signals. He is co-author of "Intangible Assets: Values, Measures and Risks" (Oxford University Press, 2003) with Baruch Lev of New York University, and has twice won the American Accounting Association’s competitive manuscript competition for his scholarship.

At Booth, Dr. Hand teaches MBA-level Financial Statement Analysis. At his home institution of UNC Kenan-Flagler, he teaches in the MBA, Masters of Accounting (MAC), and Executive Development Programs. He received the 2013 UNC Kenan-Flagler Weatherspoon Award for MAC Teaching and the 2008 Weatherspoon Distinguished Award for MBA Teaching. Dr. Hand served as associate dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s top-ranked MAC Program from 2007-2011. He also has 20 years of financial experience in the not-for-profit world, serving as Treasurer of the Chapel Hill Bible Church (1996-2005) and as Treasurer of Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill (2006-2016).

Originally from England, Dr. Hand he earned his 1st Class B.Sc. in Accounting at Bristol University. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (formerly GSB), and taught at Booth (GSB) from 1988-1993.


2018 - 2019 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
30130 Financial Statement Analysis 2018 (Fall)