Senior Lecturer in the Brandeis International Business School and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Hagit Weihs has been teaching Accounting and Finance courses for undergraduate, graduate and executive MBA students in the last sixteen years. She has taught courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, financial statement analysis, security analysis and finance. Prior to her position at the International Business School, she had taught at Bentley University, Boston University and Tel-Aviv University.
In addition to her role as the undergraduate advising head for the Business Program and to her teaching, she is engaged in research in the area of financial accounting. In particular she is interested in studying alternative accounting standards and regimes, and their impact on financial reporting and investors. Between 2001-2003 she was a visiting fellow at Harvard University and conducted research with faculty from Harvard Business School.
Weihs has over 25 years of experience in the accounting and finance discipline. Prior to focusing on teaching, Hagit has filled a number of controller and CFO positions mainly in the insurance industry. Prior to that, she worked as a senior auditor for KPMG Israel, where she is a certified public accountant.
In addition to her professional experience, she has been serving as co-president of the Boston chapter of the alumni association of Recanati Business School of Tel-Aviv University since 2001. Since 2010 she has also been a member of the Boston committee of the American Friends of Tel-Aviv University, serving as a Co-Chair from 2010-2015.
Weihs holds a Ph.D. in Financial Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Tel-Aviv University, and a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Bar-Ilan University.
She was voted Teacher of the Year by IBS graduate students in 2009.
Awards and Honors
- International Business School Teaching Award (2009)
- Weihs, Hagit. "Information content of IFRS versus domestic accounting standards: evidence from mandatory IFRS adoption in Israel." International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation 12. 2 (2016): 167-211.
- Weihs, Hagit with Markelevich Ariel and Shaw Lewis. "The Israeli XBRL Adoption Experience." Accounting Perspectives 14. 2 (2015): 117–133.
- Hagit Weihs, with Ariel Markelevich and Lewis Shaw. "Conversion from National to International Financial Reporting Standards: The Case of Israel." CPA Journal March 2011 (2011).