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David Platt

David Platt

Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting Director, Center for International Business Education and Research

  • PhD, Cornell University, 1997
  • MBA, Syracuse University, 1991
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1981

David Platt earned his BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA in Marketing from Syracuse University, and his PhD in Accounting from Cornell University. He joined the McCombs School in 1996 after working for Pricewaterhouse Coopers (assurance services, clients including Campbell Soup and Vanguard Mutual Funds) and Raymond Corporation (financial and product management in supply chain capital goods and software integration). He has taught in the BBA and MPA programs, receiving teaching awards at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is currently teaching in the school’s MBA and executive programs in Austin, Houston, and Mexico City.

Dr. Platt is also the Director of UT-Austin’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and has served as chairman of the Partnership in International Management (a consortium of leading graduate business schools with member schools in 35 countries). He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Paris and Monterrey Tec. His primary teaching and publication interests are in organizational performance management and the measurement of the cost of goods and services for decision making.

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