Robert Holthausen, PhD

EY Professor; The Nomura Securities Co. Professor; Professor of Accounting and Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Effects of organizational structure on financial performance, management compensation issues, valuation

About Robert:

A former CPA and financial analyst and an award-winning teacher, Robert’s expertise is in investment management and valuation. Prior to joining Wharton, Robert taught for a decade at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. He is an editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the author of Corporate Valuation: Theory, Practice and Evidence.  

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Advanced Finance Program
Increase your financial acumen through the world-class curriculum that distinguishes the Wharton School as an educational leader in finance. Earn Wharton alumni status upon completion of six open-enrollment Finance programs. Some restrictions will apply.

Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager
Learn how to use financial data to make business decisions and to evaluate your firm’s performance. Examine core concepts of finance and accounting in a straightforward, easy-to-grasp manner.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Academic Director
Our interdisciplinary faculty and industry speakers help you select, assess, and evaluate potential opportunities. Examine acquisition strategy, valuation techniques, tax issues, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration.