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Patrick Badolato


Patrick Badolato

Dr. Patrick Badolato is a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business. Patrick specializes in courses offered to working professional audiences. Currently he teaches in McCombs' Executive MBA, Daytime MBA, Evening MBA, Dallas MBA, Houston MBA, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Technology Commercialization, and undergraduate programs.

His teaching expertise focuses on Financial Statement Analysis, a case-based class that moves away from generic ratios and metrics and towards critical thinking in an effort to use an array of financial information to understand the past and form well-motivated predictions for the future; Financial Accounting, a class that emphasizes the importance of accounting's thoughtful and logical representation of business events; and Accounting Concepts and Research, a class that offers a deep dive into the business reasons and economic motivations behind US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards.

Patrick earned BS degrees in Accounting and Economics from Villanova University and a PhD in Accounting from Duke University in 2010. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Patrick worked in the assurance and tax practices for Ernst & Young in Philadelphia, PA where he earned his CPA license.

Patrick served as the consultant for the Harvard Business School’s Financial Accounting course in its newly developed HBX program and worked as a writer and contributor for Harvard Business Publishing's Financial Accounting Core Curriculum materials, a series of curated and adaptable readings that will offer a comprehensive and cost-effective textbook replacement for MBA audiences.

Patrick's research interests center around corporate governance, financial reporting choices and the use of financial information. Patrick's research has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics.