NBAY 5020

NBAY 5020

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Management reporting systems are like power tools. They help you improve performance quickly and effectively, but one careless moment can cause irreparable damage and serious injury. This course encourages both deep skepticism about performance measures and pragmatic recognition of how useful they can be. Thoughtless adherence to performance measures leads many to decry "bean counters," and emphasize that "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." Yet something gets counted whenever we need to make critical decisions throughout the workplace, politics and daily life. This course will help students interpret the performance measures generated by the managerial reporting systems most pervasive in modern organizations, design systems that generate more useful measures, and make better use those measures — even when what gets counted is but a misleading shadow of what counts.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Cornell Tech students.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1.5 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15831NBAY 5020  LEC 001

  • PREREQUISITE - NBAY 5500 - Business Fundamentals Taught in NYC. Enrollment open ONLY to Cornell Tech Students and Johnson Students studying at Cornell Tech during the Spring 2018 term. Online Add/Drop Period: January 15th at 8:00am to February 5th at 4:00pm. Please email gm-registrar@cornell.edu for any add/drop request after February 5th. If you are dropping after March 15th, you will also receive a "W" on your transcript.