PhD Plus Business in Society 5: Linking Strategy and the Financial Statements

Rodman Room A238, Thornton Hall

This is the fifth session of the PhD Plus Business in Society: Adding value with your PhD skills series.

In this session we will review the over-arching role of financial accounting, and how the numerous stakeholders benefit from the outputs of the financial accounting process. The financial statements of Boeing from 2020 will serve to lead our discussion on how the strategy of an organization should correspond to what is ultimately reflected in the financial statements. Read the document titled “Learning More About Accounting”. You will find the descriptions of the financial statements easy to follow, and help you appreciate the basis behind the information contained in the balance sheet and income statement.


  • Boeing's 2020 Balance Sheet and Income Statement
  • Learning More About Accounting, by Denny Beresford


Paul Simko, Associate Professor of Business Administration



This is a popular series and requires commitment to full participation. Registrants are expected to complete readings/assignments between sessions and engage in weekly sessions through instructor-student and peer-to-peer interactions. 

Priority of attendance will be given to those who commit to participating in the majority of the series (including learning time in between sessions) and are in advanced stages of training (e.g. PhD students in 3+ years). Registration will close by 5 PM (ET) on Jan 26, 2024, or when we reach our maximum registration capacity (whichever is earlier).


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