Prakash  Mulchandani

Prakash Mulchandani

Senior Lecturer

Accounting & Management Information Systems

Background

With over 30 years of experience in industry, Mr. Mulchandani brings extensive knowledge towards teaching in the business curriculum. Joining Rockwell International soon after obtaining his MBA, Mr. Mulchandani had assignments in several functional areas of the company, including Finance, Accounting, Materials/Logistics and Manufacturing. After three years as a Division General Manager, he was named President of the Commercial Vehicle Systems Business ($3.5 billion in Revenue), from which he retired in December 2000.

In Spring 2001, Mr. Mulchandani entered the Masters of Accounting (MAcc) program at The Ohio State University, which he completed in June 2002. During this period at Ohio State, Mr. Mulchandani also taught financial accounting, management accounting and an MBA elective (Implementing Corporate Strategy) at the Fisher. He continues to teach these subjects, along with Advanced Managerial Accounting in the MBA/MAcc programs, as part of his responsibility as a faculty member in the AMIS Department.

Areas of Expertise

Industries

  • Manufacturing

Strategy

  • Strategy

Education

  • MAcc, The Ohio State University
  • MBA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MS (Chemical Engg.), Clemson University
  • BS (Chemical Engg.), Michigan State University
  • BS (Chemistry), University of Bombay, India

Courses

  • ACCTMIS 3300 - Cost Accounting

    Managerial decision making in organizations with an emphasis on the use of financial data; theory and practice of management control. Prereq: 2300 (212), BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331), and BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01); or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 525.

  • ACCTMIS 4310 - Topics in Management Accounting

    Advanced topics in management control, strategic interactions within the firm. Students may not repeat topics. Prereq: 3300 (525) and BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01). Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

  • ACCTMIS 5000 - Accounting and Cost Analysis

    An introduction to accounting and cost analysis for planning, decision-making, and control. Prereq: ISE 2000 (500) and 2040 (504), or enrollment in MBLE program. Not open to students with credit for 501.

  • ACCTMIS 7310 - Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

    Cost systems with emphasis on the appropriate application of system outputs to management decisions. Prereq: MBA 6211 (800), or enrollment in MAcc program. Not open to students with credit for 823.

  • ACCTMIS 7716 - Accounting and Financial Analysis in Health Sciences

    Examines how managers use accounting and financial reporting information in decision making and performance evaluation. Course focuses on fundamental techniques for financial analysis such as time value money, risk and return, and capital budgeting. Prereq: BusMgt 7701, BusFin 7702, and BusMHR 7703; and enrollment in the Graduate Business Minor in Health Sciences.