I teach Strategic Cost Analysis and Performance Measurement (otherwise known as managerial accounting). I will next offer the course in Mod II 2021 for the full-time MBA program. Please e-mail me if you have any questions about the course.
This course focuses on internal operations, cost analysis, and performance evaluation, as opposed to the evaluation of external financial statements. Its targeted audience includes students intending become management consultants, entrepreneurs, managers (e.g., CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and product managers), and anyone with an interest in understanding how firms (1) make decisions about products and services and (2) evaluate performance and risk. Topics covered include overhead allocation, activity based costing, opportunity cost of excess capacity, customer profitability, capital budgeting, transfer pricing, performance evaluation, risk management, internal controls, and fraud. Applications cover both the manufacturing and services sectors.
I employ a mix of lectures and cases. I use lectures to cover the core concepts of the topic(s) at play in the case, as well as other related material. Then, I require students to read the case and answer some questions before coming to class. In class, we discuss the case in detail.
Case assignments: Some cases will require group write-ups, while others will simply require an online quiz
Midterm: There is one during the quarter
Final exam: One component is an in-class exam, the other is a take-home project
Recent course evaluations
Winter 2020: 4.7 out of 5, Winter 2019: 4.8 out of 5
I received the 2019 Emory Williams Award for Teaching Excellence; this is the Chicago Booth schoolwide teaching award, decided by students across the full-time, part-time, and weekend Booth MBA programs.