Robert Holthausen, PhD

The Nomura Securities Co. Professor; Professor of Accounting; Professor of Finance

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
Acquire the finance skills necessary to remain at the leading edge of success in numerous professions with this program that covers a comprehensive range of finance disciplines. Earn Wharton alumni status upon completion of six open-enrollment Finance programs. Some restrictions will apply.

Corporate Valuation
Learn how to evaluate the financial implications of strategic business decisions through financial modeling. Become more effective at communicating the consequences of financial decisions to your organization’s key stakeholders.

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.