Our Faculty

Rudolph Jacob

Graduate Program Chair

Lubin School of Business


  • @ New York City


PhD, New York University Stern School of Business, New York, NY
Accounting and Finance

Academic and Professional Engagement Activities

Dr. Rudolph A. Jacob received his professional degrees from New York University, Leonard N. Stern Graduate School of Business Administration. His areas of concentration were accounting, finance, and operations research. Dr. Jacob has been a professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business since 1973. He is a tenured full professor and chaired the Accounting Department from 1989-2013. Dr. Jacob is currently the EY Scholar and Graduate Program Chair.

Possessing a strong and abiding dedication to excellence in accounting education, his receipt of the “Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence” from Pace University recognizes his dedication to his work. He has taught courses in accounting, finance, and management science at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has also lectured to executives from such countries as France, Italy, China, Korea, and the Soviet Union, and has taught in the Executive Education Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Dr. Jacob has also lectured at New York University and at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Dr. Jacob has managed to enhance his classroom effectiveness by drawing heavily from more than 30 years of consulting experience in business. He has served as a consultant to Decision Sciences, Inc., the U.S. Small Business Administration and over two hundred businesses in the areas of accounting and finance. Dr. Jacob has testified as a forensic economist in numerous accounting and economic litigation matters in federal and state courts.

A former Faculty Fellow at Coopers & Lybrand, Dr. Jacob's research interests include financial, managerial, and international accounting issues. He has published in several journals including, among others, Accounting Horizons, The International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Review of Accounting and Finance, Advances in Management Accounting, and International Journal of Production Research.

Selected Contributions & Publications

D'Angelo, T., El-Gazzar, S., Jacob, R. (2018). Firm characteristics associated with concurrent disclosure of GAAP-compliant financial statements with earnings announcements. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. 26(3), 365-381. Read More >>

Jacob, R., El-Gazzar, S., McGregor, S. (2017). Evolution of financial reporting of life insurers: The predominance of unregulated embedded value disclosure. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. 25(1), 56-72.

El-Gazzar, S., Jacob, R., McGregor, S. (2015). The Relative and Incremental Valuation Effects of Embedded Value Disclosure by Life Insurers: Evidence from Cross-Listed Firms in the US. Accounting Horizons. 29(2), 327-339.

Chan, K., Jacob, R., Lee, P., Seow, G.S. (2012). The effects of Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on the audit fees of foreign firms listed on US exchanges. Review of Accounting and Finance. 11(3), 236-256.

ElGazzar, S., Jacob, R., McGregor, S. (2013). Valuation Effects of Embedded Value Disclosure by Life Insurers. International Journal of Economics and Accounting. 4(1), 26-53.

ElGazzar, S., Fornato, J., Jacob, R. (2008). An Examination of the Determinants and Contents of Corporate Voluntary Disclosure of Managements Responsibilities for Financial Reporting. Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance.

El-Gazzar, S., Finn, P.M., Jacob, R. (1999). An Empirical Investigation of Multi-national Firms; compliance with International Accounting Standards. International Journal of Accounting. 34(2), 239-248.

Jacob, R., Madu, C.N. (1996). An Empirical Assessment of the Influence of Quality Dimensions on Organizational Performance. International Journal Of Production Research.

Jacob, R., Lee, J.Y., Ulinsky, M. (1994). Managing Costs Within and Outside the Costing System: A Study of Target/Kaizen Costing and Activity-Based Costing. Advances in Management Accounting. 3179-196.