Dr. Sandeep Keshava Rao

Associate Professor of Finance 

DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland

Programme Chair, MSc in Finance

Associate Editor - Review of Accounting and Finance | Journal of Risk Finance | Sustainable Finance & Investment

Fellow (FCES) - The Commercial Education Society of Australia (CESA)

Welcome to my website! I am Sandeep and I am from Bengaluru, India. I am an Associate Professor of Finance and currently the Programme Chair of the MSc in Finance at DCU Business School. I teach Corporate and Sustainable Finance. I completed my Ph.D. in Finance at The University of Strathclyde with a Commonwealth scholarship funded by the Government of UK. I have a Masters degree in International Securities and Investment Banking from the ICMA Centre, Henley Business school, University of Reading, UK and an MBA from the Visveswaraiah Technological University, India.

I have 7+ years of industry experience in strategic executive positions. I was the Founder and CEO of two technology companies in India (Savinirs Infotech and Savinris Electronics). Under my leadership, the companies provided several IT solutions, including fuel management systems and RFID technology integration into social media branding. I was an award-winning market analyst at Thomson Reuters and a sub-broker of the stock broking firm Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd in India.

Furthermore, I have more than a decade of experience as a visiting lecturer in finance and data analysis in top B-schools in India, France and the UK. I have published in top-ranked journals, including the Journal of Corporate Finance (ABS 4 & ABDC A*), the British Journal of Management (ABS 4 & ABDC A), Economics Letters, Energy Economics, and Annals of Operations Research (all ABS 3 & ABDC A*/A), among others. I have also reviewed articles for several CABS & ABDC ranked journals, including the Journal of Corporate Finance, British Accounting Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, The European Journal of Finance, Emerging Markets Review, and Economic Modelling. Currently, I feature in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months. I am a UK Commonwealth Scholar alumnus and member of professional bodies that include FMA, EFA, BAFA, and TIES. I welcome prospective Ph.D. candidates in the area of corporate/sustainable finance.

My research interest : Corporate Finance, Sustainable Finance, Climate Change, Migration, Socio-Economic issues

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Read my Media Piece 

How extreme weather events affect financial markets

The ever-changing landscape of business today, focusing on finance and its impact on crafting sustainable solutions and dynamic leadership within management education.of Global Financial Influence and Sustainable Leadership 


Other Qualifications

Awards, Honors and Research Grants

Finalist of the Bankinter Consumer Finance Award in Business Ethics

President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2021/22 at Dublin City University - shortlisted in Three different categories: (i) academic category (ii) team academic category - Sustainable Operations (MT5230) Teaching Team, and (iii) team academic category - Management of Operations (MOPs) Team

Teaching Excellence Awards 2020 - Shortlist (Best in Faculty - Business) and nominated (Best Tutor) for the annual award at the University of Strathclyde. 

Winner of the ‘Honorable Mention-Student Paper’ award for the paper titled "Immigration Fear Induced Populism and Cross–Border Acquisitions" at the Academy of International Business: U.S. West Chapter 2020 Annual Conference at San Diego, USA on February 27-29, 2020. 

Commonwealth Scholarship, funded by the UK government for the doctoral program at the University of Strathclyde, UK. The total scholarship is worth £78,048 for three years which includes tuition fees £13,500 per year and a stipend of £12,516 each year. 

“Reuters Living FAST Recognition Award” (twice) for the “Reuters India Strategy” project for sourcing & creating a database of M&A of 880 Indian publicly listed companies. Reuters Living FAST Recognition Award is an annual award from Thomson Reuters to the site-wide outstanding performer.