Profiles: James Schwartz


James Schwartz


Associate Professor

James Schwartz's Bio

Practical education taught by professors who are doing and/or have done what they teach is what makes Golden Gate University so exceptional.

Jim Schwartz has taught at Golden Gate University since 1995 with financial accounting as his field of specialty. He is also a licensed CPA. Jim was the Chair of the Accounting Department at Golden Gate University for thirteen years. After graduating from University of Iowa, Jim was drafted into the Army. After two years in the army, he became a real estate salesman and then went to graduate school. After obtaining an Accounting degree, he started a 12-year career in equipment leasing. Jim holds a B.S. in Industrial Relations from University of Iowa and an M.S. in Accounting from University of Wisconsin.

Jim in one word: Engaging

Childhood dream jobs: History teacher & race car driver

Favorite musical artists: Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen & Patsy Cline

Favorite quote: "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sherlock Holmes from The Sign of the Four: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Favorite movie:Blade Runner