A.) degree program prepares change agents to make a meaningful impact in the world through leadership of business, government, and social-sector organizations. Students will make extensive use of analytical tools in the new "Real-time Analytics and Investment Lab" (High-speed R. The project will feature financial statement and valuation analysis to assess the risks and rewards of the proposed strategy. The course will be of value to those students who anticipate making investment decisions using financial statement information. Our starting point is the observation that, with costly information, equilibrium prices will invariably reflect some mispricing.Interdisciplinary themes of critical analytical thinking, creativity and innovation, and personal leadership development differentiate the Stanford M. We review recent academic evidence on this process, and reflect on its implications for future market-related research.The Academic Success Center (ASC) in MSR 210 is the centralized location for undergraduate, undeclared and general education advising needs.
Analytic techniques typically blend a combination of statistics, numerical analyses, and computer science.
nnn Students enrolled in the Spring (ACCT541) will reconvene in the second half of the quarter for a series of class lectures/talks as well as team presentations, summarizing their experience. The range of applications includes: the structure of managerial performance measures, buyer-supplier contracting arrangements, earnings management, voluntary and mandatory disclosure and financial analysts. The focus of the research we will discuss in this seminar is on global financial reporting. The course features three faculty who will each give a focused look at a given area, introduce students to important questions in that area, key papers in the related literature, and critical aspects of the research designs applied in the area.
Students then manage this portfolio for the rest of the school year (their trades and portfolio statistics are automatically tracked). Common to these studies is that agents acquire private information that is valuable to other parties. It provides a vehicle for supplementing and integrating your knowledge of basic research tools and methods, as well as an exposure to the dimensions of contemporary research in the field of financial reporting. This course examines selected topics in accounting research.
This is a hands-on course with an emphasis on experiential learning. A recurring theme will be linking the tax strategies that we learn with concepts from corporate finance, financial accounting, business law, and economics. Students will work in groups to develop a recommendation for an event-driven investment strategy. The course seeks to provide an introduction to the role of accounting information in (i) measuring firm performance, (ii) projecting profitability and firm value for external constituents, (iii) and motivating and controlling the firm's management. At the same time, increasing attention is being paid to regulatory and market design issues that either impede or enhance market pricing efficiency.n In this course, we will cover recent research on the role of informational arbitrage in asset pricing.
A Joint Degree Program allows Stanford students to combine the M. nnn The overall goal of this course is to improve student skills in assessing the relative attractiveness of individual companies, as well as in managing portfolio risk according to pre-specified targets. As part of this course, students will be required to design stock screens, conduct back-tests, do detailed company analyses, execute (virtual) trades, and manage portfolio risk. We will use cases to gain hands' on experience analyzing business tax strategies and refer to financial statement disclosures as appropriate so that you can learn how taxes affect the financial reporting for transactions. The course will focus on valuing the securities of companies undergoing significant changes as a result of litigation, restructuring, regulatory changes, mergers, spin-offs or significant industry shifts. This course is aimed at doctoral students in accounting and neighboring fields including economics, finance, political economics and operations management. The range of applications includes: the structure of managerial performance measures, capital budgeting, intra-company pricing, discretionary bonus pools, the role of non-financial performance indicators and earnings management. While earlier studies tend to view the matter as a yes/no debate, most recent studies acknowledge the impossibility of fully efficient markets, and focus instead on analyses of factors that materially affect the timely incorporation of information into prices.