Norman D. Berman

 

 
   

Norman Berman retired as Associate Dean and Director of Executive Programs at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and as Associate Dean for Educational Innovation. He led the development of the executive MBA program into one with a revenue stream of $9 million per year, ranked sixth by US News & World Report in its spring 2001 survey and third in the world by the Financial Times in 2002. Bermanís degree programs were highly acclaimed for their interdisciplinary emphasis, leadership curriculum, global focus (including residencies in countries throughout the world), and unusual ability to attract a diverse and international student body. His students for the Executive MBA in Management and Executive MBA in Finance have been sponsored by some of the most prestigious firms, including Deutsche Bank, American Express, Morgan Stanley, IBM, Daimler Chrysler, JP Morgan Chase and the Bank of Tokyo. He recently served as academic director of the executive MBA program at the University of Bolzano, Italy, and will shortly join the board of Diversity Pipeline Alliance an organization devoted to helping minorities to find places in business. Schools and PHD programs.

As a member of the Faculty of Business Administration at the Stern School from 1973, he taught courses in management accounting, internal reporting and control, financial accounting, and accounting and control for nonprofit organizations. From 1981 to 1984, Berman was Director of Graduate Programs in Accounting. Prior to that he was Professor of Accounting and Economics at Adelphi University. Berman spent three years developing pricing policies in IBM Corporationís large computer division. He has conducted consulting and professional development work with Prudential, Bechtel Corporation, E.F. Hutton and Exxon. He served with distinction as a military finance officer in Korea with the Eighth U.S. Army. Berman, whose degrees are from Columbia University, Brooklyn College, and Stuyvesant High School also attended the London School of Economics and is an abd at NYU. He was a Ford Foundation Fellow and a Harriman Scholar.

He was an initial electee to the Accounting Hall of Fame of the Northeast region of the American Accounting Association and served on the Associationís executive committee, as program chair and as editorĖin-chief of the Accounting Journal. In 1993 Berman was elected to a three year term as a Trustee of The Executive MBA Council. In 1998, he received the Bud Fackler Award, voted by the Executive MBA Council, for outstanding achievement in executive education.

Berman has served on the Board of Overseers of the Executive MBA Program of the Graduate School of Business Bolzano as well boards of the Queenís Lung Association and his cooperative building. He is married, lives in Manhattan, has two children, and is a besotted grandfather of four highly bribed grandchildren.