Dr. Nabil Elias


Dr. Elias is associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and teaches in the MBA and Master of Accountancy programs. Having served as academic director of UNC Charlotte MBA program, he previously held positions as professor of accounting, director of MBA programs, interim associate dean and department head at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba (Canada).  He also served as visiting professor at INSEAD (France), Thunderbird “the American Graduate School of International Management” (Glendale, AZ), HEC (France), ESCP (France), Laval University (Quebec, Canada) and Monterrey Tech EGADE (Mexico).

Nabil Elias served as President of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board, member of the Canadian Standards Advisory Board and was involved with standard setting in Canada for a period of nine years.  He also served on several professional study groups and task forces dealing with contemporary accounting issues.  For eight years, he served on CMA accreditation and re-accreditation teams that evaluated more than 15 leading Canadian business schools.

Dr. Elias conducted seminars and consulted with several companies and professional organizations including Boeing Technology Canada and the Bank of America, as well as with professional organizations. He also presented open enrolment executive development seminars at INSEAD, the Asper School of Business, UNC Charlotte, and the IMA.

During his term as director of MBA programs at the Asper School of Business, Dr. Elias led several MBA delegations to Mexico, China, and Japan. Through the Kenan Institute and UNC Chapel Hill Kenan Flagler Executive Education, Dr. Elias completed a World Bank funded project as technical director to develop the Egyptian Institute of Directors and provide training to master trainers on corporate governance in cooperation with several organizations including the Conference Board.

Dr. Elias holds his PhD and MS from the University of Minnesota and his B Com from the University of Alexandria (Egypt).  He is a Fulbright Scholar and a CMA (Canada), and earned the distinction as FCMA (Canada).  A past coauthor of management accounting textbooks and coauthor of a research monograph on Environmental Management and Reporting (1998) in Canada, Dr. Elias published in top academic and professional journals including the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Contemporary Accounting Research, and currently serves on the editorial boards of five journals: Journal of International Accounting Research, Advances in Management Accounting, Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Strategic Finance, and Management Accounting Quarterly.