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Faculty & Research


Jacob Cohen

Visiting Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets


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Research Areas
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Valuation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Business Law and Government Regulations
Teaching Areas
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Business Law and Government Regulations


Professor Jake Cohen is Visiting Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets and teaches courses in Financial and Managerial Accounting, Financial Statements Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructurings, and Business Law at INSEAD.

Prior to joining INSEAD, Professor Cohen was a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Accounting & Control group at the Harvard Business School, where he was a founding member and an accounting professor in the Analytics Program, and a Professor at the Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School in Cambridge Massachusetts. At Harvard, Professor Cohen was recognized for outstanding teaching.

Prior to teaching at Harvard for four years, he taught at Syracuse University as an assistant professor and was named 'Professor of the Year' and was selected as the graduation keynote speaker for the school's commencement ceremony. Professor Cohen currently sits on the Syracuse University Accounting Department's Advisory Board.

Professor Cohen received a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Lehigh University, where he graduated with honors, a Master of Sciences degree in Accounting from Syracuse University, where he also graduated with honors, and a Juris Doctor degree in Law from Syracuse University, while on full academic scholarship. Professor Cohen also completed six executive certificates at the Harvard Business School in: Corporate Restructuring, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Financial Innovations, Valuation, and International Managerial Finance.

Prior to his academic career, Professor Cohen worked as a tax accountant at KPMG LLP in Philadelphia and as a mergers & acquisition consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York City.

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