Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
90 Darden BlvdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
As the language of business and the cornerstone of the financial capital markets, accounting provides terminology, frameworks, and concepts with which to understand and analyze the financial consequences of business activities. As these activities have become increasingly complex and global, the task of presenting timely, relevant, and reliable financial information to interested internal and external users has become more challenging. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
This course develops expertise in stewarding responsible public disclosure to external stakeholders through an analysis of the managerial decisions that drive both financial and non-financial communications. The focus of the course is on the roles of a company's accounting system, management and board in creating an environment where managerial decisions lead to high quality stewardship of public disclosure.