Mark Covaleski

Mark A. Covaleski

Professor of Health Care Managment

School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

About Mark Covaleski

Mark Covaleski, a CPA and the Robert Beyer professor of managerial accounting and control at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a nationally known speaker and educator on financial management in the health care setting.

Covaleski’s programs have been featured at health care providers including Mayo Clinic, Harvard Community Health Plan, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Advocate Health Care Systems, Legacy Health Care System, Presbyterian Hospital System, Catholic Health Initiatives, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Mercy Health Systems, among others.

Covaleski has served on numerous boards of directors for health care provider organizations and other nonprofit health care and social service organizations. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards in the health services administration program in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the physicians’ executive administrative program in the School Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the master of medical management program at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial statement analysis 
  • Operating and capital budgeting 
  • Cost analysis and pricing in a fee-for-service environment
  • Economics of health care
  • Use of the balanced scorecard in strategic decision making
  • Cost analysis and pricing in a fixed payment (bundling and capitation) environment


BS - Accounting
Gannon University

MBA - Organizational Theory
University of Utah

PhD - Health Care Financial Management 
Pennsylvania State University


  • CPA, state of Wisconsin


Recognized as “academic elite for behavioral accounting research in the United States,” by the research journal Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Recognized as among “most prolific authors in 10 premier accounting journals, 1982-2001” and as the “third most productive doctoral graduate for the class,” by the research journal Advances in Accounting.

Recognized as among the "most prolific authors (top 3.2 percent) in the past decade (1979-1988) in 24 academic accounting journals," by the International Journal of Accounting.