Meet the Professor: Salvador Carmona

Written on July 15, 2010 by Roberto Arribas in General

     Can you describe us your professional and academic career?

I teach accounting and management control at IE University. I have taught in different European, Asian and American Universities and I have also published in international magazines. I am currently participating in the editorial board of 12 internationals magazines and I am the editor of European Accounting Review, one of the top accounting publications in Europe. 

     How and when do you get to IE University? What is your role at it?

I arrived at the university from the IE Business School and I am currently professor. I am also currently Faculty Vicerector of IE University. 

     What courses do you teach? Why is your subject important to a BBA student?

I teach a course on Cost Accounting. In today’s context, with the current financial crisis, cost accounting and control is essential in order to be more efficient and eliminate the costs that do not add any value to the company. 

     Could you give us three books, TV series or movies that you would recommend to a future BBA student? Why?

–  Chariots of Fire: it explains the triumph of will in life. All of us have some kind of talent, but those who succeed are the ones that take the best out of those talents

– Wall Street: it shows the nonsense of those behaviors that sometimes cross legality and ethics. You can do business and make a lot of money without being detrimental to us and the people we love.

– The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson. This book is a unique historical approach to the understanding of the fundamentals of the financial system and the economy. 

     Any other recommendation for our students?

I would tell them to take advantage of being at IE University in order to learn as much as possible, and make that learning process their goal while they are enrolled. If that is their aim, good grades will come eventually.


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