Associate Professor of the Practice, Accounting Department, The Carroll School of Management
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Betty Bagnani teaches a range of courses that seeks to bridge finance and accounting with other topics. Most frequently she teaches financial accounting courses. Those courses build on her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her research on investor use of financial statements that has been published in The Accounting Review, The Journal of Finance, and Journal of Accounting and Economics. Prior to her current position at BC, she was Associate Professor of Finance with tenure at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.
Her other courses cast a wider net. She co-teaches “TechTrekGhana” with Prof. John Gallaugher that examines the role of technology in economic development in sub-Saharan Africa that culminates in an eight-day field study in Ghana. She was part of the development faculty team that designed the Portico course now required of all first-year undergraduate business students at Boston College to learn about business, strategy, ethics, and discernment. She has co-led the MBA program’s field study to Europe and has participated in the BC faculty field study to Nicaragua. It is easy to compartmentalize each of these experiences, much like it is easy to compartmentalize money and life, but she seeks a capstone that integrates.
She holds an undergraduate degree in business from the College of William and Mary, where she learned a lot about life while playing on the women’s basketball team. She currently lives in Brookline, MA with her husband, two children, and one very independent cat.
UNCP 5525: Life, Money, and Generosity
Portico, Introduction to Ethics, Investments, Corporate Finance, TeckTrekGhana, Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis