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RobertF.Halsey

Professor of Accounting   

Faculty Director -- Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Program


Dr. Halsey teaches courses in Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Accounting at the undergraduate level and graduate courses in Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Professor of the Year at Babson College and the Douglas Clarke Memorial teaching award at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Professor Halsey is the co-author of three text books: Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis and Forecasts (an introductory undergraduate financial accounting text book whose publication is forthcoming), Financial Accounting for MBAs(the market leader in financial accounting text books at the MBA level), and Advanced Accounting (now in its 2nd edition).

Dr. Halsey's research interests are in the area of financial reporting, including firm valuation, financial statement analysis, and disclosure issues. He has publications in Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Issues in Accounting Education, The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, the CPA Journal, AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program, and in other accounting and analysis journals.

Prior to assuming his current position as Faculty Director of Babson’s MSA program in 2013, Dr. Halsey served as the Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the undergraduate school (2011-2013), Chair of the Accounting & Law Division (2010-2011), member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2008) and the Faculty Senate (2008-2009), Chair of the Faculty Agenda Committee (2005-2008) and numerous other senior committees.

In his professional career, Professor Halsey served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a privately held company with 150 retail locations and two manufacturing companies operating in six states, and as the Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for a five bank holding company located in the Midwest in which he managed the commercial and mortgage lending divisions. 
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Education

B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Contact

781-239-4347
halsey@babson.edu