Haiwen  Zhang

Haiwen Zhang

Associate Professor

Accounting & Management Information Systems


Before joining Fisher College of Business in 2006, Professor Zhang earned her Ph.D. degree in accounting and taught financial accounting in the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include accounting regulation, accounting choices, capital market, management disclosure, and corporate risk management behavior. Professor Zhang is particularly interested in how capital market uses accounting information and how accounting choices affects firms’ investment and production decisions. 


  • Best Paper Award, 2012 Review of Accounting Studies conference Fisher College Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, 2012-2014
  • Fisher College of Business Small Research Grant, 2012

Areas of Expertise


  • Disclosures
  • Financial Reporting


  • PhD, University of Minnesota, January 2007
  • MS, Tsinghua University, China, July 2001
  • BS, Tsinghua University, China, July 1999



  • ACCTMIS 3200 - Financial Accounting I

    Theory and application of accounting techniques to record and report financial information; asset and liability valuation; income measurement; first of two-course sequence. Prereq: 2300 (212), BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331), BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01), and Jr standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3200.02 or 521.

  • ACCTMIS 6001 - Fundamentals of Accounting Data & Analytics

    Provides an introduction to using large datasets to better understand corporate financial reporting and market behavior. Prereq: Enrollment in Master of Accounting Program.