Professor Bushee’s research focuses on the impact of information intermediaries—such as institutional investors, sell-side analysts, and the business press—on corporate disclosure decisions and on the stock market pricing of information. His articles have appeared in top-tier academic journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Accounting Review, as well as in practitioner journals such as Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Investor Relations Quarterly. His dissertation won the American Accounting Association’s Competitive Manuscript Award. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies.
Professor Bushee teaches an MBA elective titled Problems in Financial Reporting and has taught the MBA introductory financial accounting course at Wharton, Harvard, and Chicago. He also teaches in the Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists and in a number of Wharton Executive Education Programs. He has won the MBA Excellence in Teaching Award and the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, which is awarded to the one faculty member "who has exemplified outstanding teaching quality during the last year." He has also been voted to serve as a Faculty Marshall at the MBA graduation.
Before joining Wharton in 2000, Professor Bushee was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. He has also worked as a Senior Credit Analyst for CoreStates Financial Corp. and as a National Office Researcher for Coopers and Lybrand L.L.P. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and A.B. from Duke University.
Master the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis, and learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to read the three most common financial statements: the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Then you can apply these skills to a real-world business challenge as part of the Wharton Business Foundations Specialization.
The course builds on my Introduction to Financial Accounting course, which you should complete first. In this course, you will learn how to read, understand, and analyze most of the information provided by companies in their financial statements. These skills will help you make more informed decisions using financial information.