Norman Bartczak

Senior Lecturer


BSc, DePaul, 1969; MBA, 1972; PhD, University of Washington, 1978.

Norman Bartczak

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Teaching and research interest

Professor Bartczak’s seminars and teaching interests cover a broad range of topics, including corporate finance concepts and applications, financial accounting and reporting issues, credit policy and analysis, corporate restructurings and valuations and financial products. He is the author of more than 30 Harvard case studies, and he is the coauthor of more than 25 additional cases. While at Harvard Business School (1976–85), Bartczak was responsible for the development of Harvard’s most popular second-year MBA course, Analysis of Corporate Financial Reports, and he also taught international financial reporting, financial analysis and control in Harvard's Executive Education Programs. Previously, he taught at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Bartczak is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, and he teaches two courses in finance. His writings have appeared in both practitioner-oriented publications, such as the Harvard Business Review, and in academic journals, such as the Journal of Accounting Research. He is a founding partner of the start-up ventures advisory firm West End Resources and founder and managing director of the Center for Financial Strategy (CFS), an executive education seminar company.