This is a hands-on course with an emphasis on experiential learning. A recurring theme will be linking the tax strategies that we learn with concepts from corporate finance, financial accounting, business law, and economics. Students will work in groups to develop a recommendation for an event-driven investment strategy. The course seeks to provide an introduction to the role of accounting information in (i) measuring firm performance, (ii) projecting profitability and firm value for external constituents, (iii) and motivating and controlling the firm's management. At the same time, increasing attention is being paid to regulatory and market design issues that either impede or enhance market pricing efficiency.n In this course, we will cover recent research on the role of informational arbitrage in asset pricing. A Joint Degree Program allows Stanford students to combine the M. nnn The overall goal of this course is to improve student skills in assessing the relative attractiveness of individual companies, as well as in managing portfolio risk according to pre-specified targets. As part of this course, students will be required to design stock screens, conduct back-tests, do detailed company analyses, execute (virtual) trades, and manage portfolio risk. We will use cases to gain hands' on experience analyzing business tax strategies and refer to financial statement disclosures as appropriate so that you can learn how taxes affect the financial reporting for transactions. The course will focus on valuing the securities of companies undergoing significant changes as a result of litigation, restructuring, regulatory changes, mergers, spin-offs or significant industry shifts. This course is aimed at doctoral students in accounting and neighboring fields including economics, finance, political economics and operations management. The range of applications includes: the structure of managerial performance measures, capital budgeting, intra-company pricing, discretionary bonus pools, the role of non-financial performance indicators and earnings management. While earlier studies tend to view the matter as a yes/no debate, most recent studies acknowledge the impossibility of fully efficient markets, and focus instead on analyses of factors that materially affect the timely incorporation of information into prices.The focused and intimate setting help people feel comfortable asking questions and working collaboratively to learn together, further helping a team become more tight-knit and productive back in the office.
Interdisciplinary themes of critical analytical thinking, creativity and innovation, and personal leadership development differentiate the Stanford M. We review recent academic evidence on this process, and reflect on its implications for future market-related research.When, in November 2013, Stanford University held one of its seminars on sexual harassment, Professor James A.Phills, of the Graduate School of Business, heard a lawyer from the general counsel’s office describe a romance gone sour at a primate-research center.Having the opportunity to be in a new environment and out of one’s comfort zone with fellow employees creates an immediate bond.Having retreat time free to spend with each other at meals, socializing, and engaging in outdoor recreation allows employees the opportunity to connect over hobbies and interests they might share outside of work.