Robert Holthausen, PhD

Robert Holthausen

The Nomura Securities Co. Professor; Professor of Accounting; Professor of 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 has expertise 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 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.

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.