McCombs School of Business
Sr. Associate Dean, Professor


Hirst, D. Eric, King Ranch Chair for Business Leadership, Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Department of Accounting. Eric Hirst received his B.A. and M.Acc. from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His research and teaching interests include financial accounting, investor and auditor judgment, and decision theory.

Professional Awards

  • McCombs School of Business, Research Award2003
  • CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award for Assistant Professors
  • KPMG Peat Marwick Faculty Fellowship, 1995-97
  • Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, monograph grant
  • KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation Research Fellowship
  • American Accounting Association, Financial Reporting Section Best Paper Award, 1999
  • American Accounting Association Auditing Section: Notable Contributions to The Auditing Literature Award, 2000-2001

Teaching Awards

  • McCombs School of Business MBA Faculty Honor Roll, 2000, 2001, 20042006
  • Joe D. Beasley Award For Teaching Excellence in the MBA Core, 19952006
  • INSEAD, Outstanding Core Teacher Award2004
  • McCombs School of Business, Executive MBA in Mexico City, Outstanding Teaching Award, 20032004

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