Brandt R. Allen

James C. Wheat Jr. Professor Emeritus of Business Administration


FOB 267

Academic Area

Areas of Expertise

Information Systems Management, Executive Education International, Managerial Accounting and Control Systems, Financial Accounting Trade Promotions

Education: B.S., MBA, University of Washington; D.B.A, Harvard University

James C. Wheat Jr. Professor Emeritus of Business Administration Brandt R. Allen has taught courses in accounting, information systems and general management. He is the author of 30 published articles and 16 books. His current research interests include accounting fraud, vendor incentives, how companies formulate and implement information systems strategy, and the impact of emerging technology on corporate transformation.

Before joining the Darden faculty in 1970, Allen was a professor at Harvard Business School and before that a research engineer with the Boeing Company. He has been a guest lecturer at IMD in Lusanne, Switzerland; London Business School, Melbourne Business School, the University of Cape Town Business School and INALDE in Bogotá, Colombia, among others.

He has served as director or trustee for several organizations, including the Data Switch Corporation, St. Anne's-Belfield School and the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children. He has also served as a consultant to AOL, British Petroleum, Cargill, Citibank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Lloyds of London, MCI, PWC, State Farm Insurance, Unilever and UTC. From 2002 to 2008, he chaired the CIO Council of the Conference Board.

He was associate dean of Executive Education for 14 years at Darden.

Selected Publications

Allen, Brandt R., Paul W. Farris, David E. Mills and Robert J. Sack. "Vendor Incentives: Out of the Shadows and Into the Sunlight."  The CPA Journal 81, No. 6 (June 2011): p. 6-10.

Allen, Brandt R., E. Richard Brownlee, Mark E. Haskins, and Luann J. Lynch. Cases in Managerial and Cost Accounting. Cambridge Business Publishing, 2010.

Allen, Brandt R., E. Richard Brownlee, Mark E. Haskins, and Luann J. Lynch. Instructor's Manual for Cases in Managerial and Cost Accounting. Cambridge Business Publishing, 2010.


Case Studies

Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world. 

Brandt R. Allen's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.