Wisconsin School of Business

Raghavan (R.D.) Nair

Professor - Accounting & Information Systems

R.D. Nair is Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at the Wisconsin School of Business, and has been a faculty member since 1978.

He served as the Senior Associate Dean of the School of Business from 1994 to 2004 and as Interim Dean of the School from September 2001 to June 2002. He was the Executive Director of the School’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) from 1998 to 2004 (responsible for obtaining $2.5 million of federal funding) and Director of International Programs for the School from 1996 to 2004. Professor Nair served as Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems from 1991 to 1994. From 1984 – 86, while on leave from the University, he was a Faculty Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where he developed the standard for the Statement of Cash Flows. From 2011 to 2013 he served on the FASB’s Private Company Resource Group. He has published extensively in major accounting journals, mostly on issues related to financial accounting standards.

Nair received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and was awarded the Larson Excellence in Teaching Award from the business school.

In July 2016, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appointed Professor Nair to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). He also serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee of the WEDC.

Nair received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
 

Undergraduate Courses


Financial Statement Analysis
Course DescriptionAnalysis and interpretation of financial statements, including profitability and ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, accounting-based equity valuation, market impact of accounting choices, earnings quality, earnings management, mergers and acquisitions, intangibles, accounting-based trading strategies, accounting and credit ratings, and international accounting.
(ACCT 603 Section 001), Spring 2008.

Financial Statement Analysis
Course DescriptionAnalysis and interpretation of financial statements, including profitability and ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, accounting-based equity valuation, market impact of accounting choices, earnings quality, earnings management, mergers and acquisitions, intangibles, accounting-based trading strategies, accounting and credit ratings, and international accounting.
(ACCT 603 Section 002), Spring 2008.

Financial Statement Analysis
Course DescriptionAnalysis and interpretation of financial statements, including profitability and ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, accounting-based equity valuation, market impact of accounting choices, earnings quality, earnings management, mergers and acquisitions, intangibles, accounting-based trading strategies, accounting and credit ratings, and international accounting.
(AIS 603 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Financial Statement Analysis
Course DescriptionAnalysis and interpretation of financial statements, including profitability and ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, accounting-based equity valuation, market impact of accounting choices, earnings quality, earnings management, mergers and acquisitions, intangibles, accounting-based trading strategies, accounting and credit ratings, and international accounting.
(AIS 603 Section 2), Spring 2009.

Financial Accounting (FIN 232), Fall 2011.

Smr: Financial Reporting Theory (FIN 232), Fall 2011.



Graduate Courses


Smr:Financial Reporting Theory
Course DescriptionIntensive study and critical examination of accounting theories, concepts and standards; evaluations of the pronouncements of professional societies and governmental agencies.
(AIS 770 Section 1), Fall 2009.

Smr:Financial Reporting Theory
Course DescriptionIntensive study and critical examination of accounting theories, concepts and standards; evaluations of the pronouncements of professional societies and governmental agencies.
(AIS 770 Section 2), Fall 2009.

Smr:Financial Reporting Theory
Course DescriptionIntensive study and critical examination of accounting theories, concepts and standards; evaluations of the pronouncements of professional societies and governmental agencies.
(AIS 770 Section 1), Fall 2010.

Smr:Financial Reporting Theory
Course DescriptionIntensive study and critical examination of accounting theories, concepts and standards; evaluations of the pronouncements of professional societies and governmental agencies.
(AIS 770 Section 2), Fall 2010.

Financial Accounting (AIS 10000 Section 100000), Fall 2007.

Corporate Financial Reporting (ExecMBA 1000 Section 0000000001), Fall 2008.



Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Courses


Financial Reporting I
Course DescriptionExamines the generally accepted accounting principles related to the preparation of financial statements; emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.
(ACC/ACC 701/301), Spring 2006.

Financial Reporting I
Course DescriptionExamines the generally accepted accounting principles related to the preparation of financial statements; emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.
(ACC/ACC 701/301), Spring 2006.

Financial Reporting I
Course DescriptionExamines the generally accepted accounting principles related to the preparation of financial statements; emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.
(ACC/ACC 701/301), Spring 2006.

Intermediate Accounting I
Course DescriptionExamines the generally accepted accounting principles related to the preparation of financial statements; emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.
(AIS/AIS 301/701 Section 3), Spring 2007.

Financial Reporting I
Course DescriptionExamines the generally accepted accounting principles related to the preparation of financial statements; emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.
(AIS/AIS 301/701 Section 4), Spring 2007.

Financial Reporting I
Course DescriptionExamines the generally accepted accounting principles related to the preparation of financial statements; emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination.
(AIS/AIS 701/301 Section 1), Spring 2007.



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Raghavan (R.D.) Nair

 
Professor | Accounting & Information Systems
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