Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2000

MCI-WorldCom Combination, The (A)

by Paul M. Healy and Jacob Cohen


Outlines the accounting decision faced by WorldCom in its acquisition of MCI. Two methods are discussed (purchase and pooling) and students are asked to evaluate which would be more suitable for WorldCom.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Accounting; Telecommunications Industry;


Healy, Paul M., and Jacob Cohen. "MCI-WorldCom Combination, The (A)." Harvard Business School Case 101-027, September 2000.