Professor Kentaro Koga conducted an online lecture on “Managerial Accounting & Control,” an elective module for Global MBA students. This course focuses exclusively on the accounting information that serves the organization’s internal stakeholders (i.e. top management, middle management, and shop-floor employees in different business functions) to guide and facilitate their decisions.
Students gain an understanding of innovative management accounting tools through cases about their application and implementation, as well as the resulting issues thereof. Through use of real-world cases highlighting strengths and weaknesses, Prof. Koga explained the tools of management accounting and control with an interactive pedagogy, soliciting questions and comments from the students. By discussing various financial metrics along with students, he was able to provide an updated financial picture of the companies depicted in the assigned cases.
Prof. Kentaro Koga :
Professor Kentaro Koga researches and teaches at Hitotsubashi University’s School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS). He received the Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tokyo, the Master of Business Administration from Columbia University in the US, and the Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard University in the US.
Prior to his graduate studies, he worked as a management consultant at Mitsubishi Research Institute. Before joining the ICS, Professor Koga taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US and Waseda University. He is currently a board member of Dentsu Inc. and was a corporate auditor of Resona Bank, Ltd.
Academic Background: DBA, Harvard University