Mehdi Sheikholeslami

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Office/Department: Accountancy, Department of

Location: Memorial Hall 164

Phone: (218) 755-3710

Box #: 30



  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1986
    Major: International Management with concentration in International Accounting
    Dissertation: “The Impact of Foreign Currency Translation Method Change On the Accuracy of Financial Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts”
  • MA, University of Texas at Dallas, 1978
    Major: Political Economy
  • BS, Shiraz University, Iran, 1972
    Major: Public Administration

Professional Certification

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), 1992


  • 2008 to present Professor of Accounting, Bemidji State University. Courses taught: Primarily teach Managerial Analysis and Cost Accounting.
  • 1988-2008 Professor of Accounting, University of  Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Courses taught: Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Principles of Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis.
  • 1985-1988 Associate Professor of Accounting, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Courses taught: Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Accounting Seminar.
  • 1981-1983 Instructor of Accounting, Dakota State University.

Business Experience

  • 1972-1975  Management Analyst, Iran Air, Iran.

Recent Work

Refereed Publications
  • “The Importance of Earnings Forecasts, Sales Forecasts, and Cash flow Forecasts to Stock Price Forecasts of Internet Companies,” International Business and Economics Research Journal, 2:41-45, 2003
  • “EVA, MVA and CEO Compensation,” American Business Review, 19:13-17, 2001
  • “The Earnings Predictability of Foreign Firms Listed on U.S. Stock Markets, International Journal of Management, 17:512-515, 2000 (with Tim Forster)
  • “Financial Management of U.S. Inbound and Outbound Investment: An Empirical Analysis Using Aggregate Data, The International Journal of Business Disciplines, 9:25-34, 1999 (with Richard Helleloid)