This course ‘Opportunity Recognition and International New Ventures’ aims to improve the student´s ability to evaluate the quality of information contained in corporate earnings and financial reports. It is especially useful for those students who have a role in finance, consulting, or general management that require the use of accounting information. The course begins reviewing the overall components of the financial statements and its analysis. Then the course focuses on improving the ability to understand the competitive positioning and performance results that a company relays in its financial reports. This is a case based course. Students will conduct financial analysis on a number of companies from around the world.
Prerequisites: Either one previous course in Financial Accounting is required or a professional position that involves the regular use of financial information.
Sergio Postigo is Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). Professor Postigo received a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) and Växjö University (Sweden) in 1999. His research and teaching interests include entrepreneurship, international business and corporate entrepreneurship.
He has published articles in several academic journals including Harvard Business Review and Journal of Business Research. He also serves as Paper Reviewer for journals such as the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.