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Virginia Soybel

Senior Lecturer

William F. Glavin Honors Program Director
Faculty Director, Honors Program
Academic Division: Accounting & Law
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Bio

Ginny Soybel teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis in the graduate, undergraduate and executive education programs at Babson College. She has participated in multiple curriculum design initiatives there, focused primarily on integrating functional disciplines so that students learn how to combine concepts and tools most effectively to solve complex business problems. Professor Soybel earned her M.B.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia University and her B.A. in American History at Williams College. Before joining the Babson College faculty, she taught at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Professor Soybel’s research focuses on the effects of strategic decisions and reporting method and disclosure choices on corporate financial performance and on the history and process of accounting standard-setting. Her publications include articles in Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. She has taught financial reporting and statement analysis at introductory and advanced levels for Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments, ZfU International Executive Management Program (Switzerland), and the Boston Security Analysts Society. ​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Columbia University Graduate School of Business
  • MBA, Columbia University Graduate School of Business
  • BA, Williams College

Academic Interests

Accounting; Financial Reporting; Integrated Performance Measurement System

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • ACC 3502: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I: FINANCE
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • IMH 2511: HONORS SEMINAR I
  • ACC 3501: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bell, J.E., Soybel, V.E., Turner, R.M. (2012). Integrating Sustainability into Corporate DNA. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 23(3), 71-82.

Books

  • Fetters, M.L., Halsey, R.F., Soybel, V.E. (2015). Financial Statements – Construction, Analysis & Forecasts 2nd edition. Chicago, IL: Cambridge Business Publishers
  • Fetters, M.L., Halsey, R.F., Soybel, V.E. (2014). Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis, and Forecasts: Cambridge Business Publishers

Others

  • Bell, J.E., Soybel, V.E., Turner, R.M. (2011). Accounting for new Forms of Value. Wellesley, MA: Babson College
  • Soybel, V.E. (2009). Analyzing Business Earnings. New York, NY: Wiley

Presentations

  • Mean Reversion of Return On Equity and its Components
    Halsey, R., Soybel, V. Mean Reversion of Return On Equity and its Components 2003 American Accounting Association Northeast Regional, Stamford, CT, USA (2003)