Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Steve Landry

Professor Emeritus

Professor Landry has taught at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was program controller for the Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, held various cost accounting positions for the Hewlett-Packard company, and various production management positions for Proctor & Gamble.

Professor Landry's current research interests involve the investigation and analysis of the interaction of management accounting information and decision making in organizations.  The primary focus of that research is on new and emerging trends, including continuous process improvement, re-engineering, total quality management, self-directed teams, and activity-based costing. His recent journal articles have appeared in the Hong Kong Accountant, The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, and The CPA Journal.

Expertise

Cost accounting, financial and management accounting, financial auditing, government and non-profit accounting

Education

PdD, MBA, Accounting, University of Colorado, Boulder; BS, General Engineering, US Military Academy, West Point

Publications

"Moving from Bricks and Mortar to Clicks and Mortar?  Strategic Structuring Issues to Consider to Preserve and Maximize Shareholder Wealth"
"Integrating Strategic and Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations"
"The Changing Role of Management Accountants in a Customer-Focused, Quality Driven and Value-Added World"
"Doing Business with The Peoples' Republic of China:  How to Steer Clear of Dangerous Legal Pitfalls"

Course List

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MBAG8530 - Survey of Accounting      

MBAG 8530 is designed for the non-business graduate student who has had little or no exposure to accounting. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of Financial and Managerial Accounting. In the beginning of this course, students will be briefly introduced to the fundamental financial accounting concepts and terminology with regard to financial statement reporting for business enterprises. The latter portion of this course, Management Accounting, focuses on the use of accounting information in managerial decision making and cost management principles.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG8531 - Financial Accounting      

This course is concerned with the theory and practice of financial accounting. The course, while of necessity having to deal with some of the details inherent in accounting, will focus on developing in the student an understanding of the conceptual basis of financial accounting and on linking that foundation to business decisions.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG8536 - Financial Management      

This course covers theory, concepts, and practices underlying the principles of managerial and corporate finance. The Learning Outcomes include the topics as noted on the syllabus. In addition to gaining knowledge of the topics noted, students should demonstrate critical thinking skills and demonstrate ability to apply the knowledge gained in this course to new situations and problems. The course is a mixture of lectures, interactive discussion and problem solving. It provides an overview of the basic concepts of and principles of finance in the private sector. Where possible, we will discuss the differences between the private and public sectors and the implications for the Department of Defense. It is designed to provide insights into the financial decision making processes encountered by commercial enterprises. The major emphasis is on the financial environment, valuation models, risk and return analysis, cost of capital determination, optimal capital structure, and short-term and long-term financing.

Spring 2016 - MIIS

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MBAG8627 - Financial Statement Analysis      

This course teaches financial and managerial accounting concepts from a management perspective. It is designed to be useful particularly for those who aspire to be managers, management consultants, financial specialists (e.g., controller, financial analyst, auditor), or human resource specialists (e.g., personnel director, compensation consultant). The course highlights the reporting differences among industries, including manufacturing, retailing, and service firms, and regulated and non-regulated firms. Statements of actual companies, with an emphasis on international companies, are used in illustrations and cases. The actual financial statements highlight current financial reporting problems, including comprehensive income, segment reporting, options, post-retirement benefits, and the harmonization of international standards.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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