First Year PhD Student
Zien graduated from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics with a degree of Bachelor of Management in Auditing. During his undergraduate education, he spent three semesters studying in the U.S at Northern State University and Rutgers University as an exchange student. At Rutgers University, he worked as a research assistant and learned basic methods in academic research. Before he was admitted to the accounting PhD program at U of A, he studied, for one year, at the University of Florida in the Finance program, and obtained the degree of MS in Finance.