Brian Bushee, PhD

Brian Bushee

Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Corporate disclosure, institutional investors, stock market anomalies


About Brian:

Brian J. Bushee is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Wharton in 2000, he was an Assistant Professor at 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 LLP. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and AB from Duke University.

Brian’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 The Accounting Review, as well as in practitioner journals such as Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Investor Relations Quarterly. He has taught an MBA elective called Problems in Financial Reporting and the MBA introductory financial accounting course at Wharton, Harvard, and Chicago. He has also offered an introductory financial accounting course as a MOOC on Coursera. He has won the Wharton MBA Excellence in Teaching Award multiple times. In 2009, he won the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, which is awarded to the one Wharton faculty member “who has exemplified outstanding teaching quality during the last year.” In 2014, he won the Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award for “flipping the classroom” in the introductory course.

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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Advanced Management Program


Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading, or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager


Learn how to use financial data to make more-informed business decisions and to evaluate your firm’s performance. Examine core concepts of finance and accounting in a straightforward, easy-to-grasp manner.

Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success


This program delivers sophisticated business concepts that have immediate and practical application for today’s women business leaders. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to apply contemporary business theories to their organizations to achieve results.