I have spent 10 years in top academic institutions earning my bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (Bangalore, India), Masters in ME (Drexel University, Philly) and MBA in finance (Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, PA). In addition to that, I have more than 12 years of American corporate experience dealing with engineering design (robotic systems), managing capital projects, business analysis etc. My biggest strength is my 15 years of solid experience in financial markets (equities, commodities, currencies etc.). I am not only good at teaching financial and economics theories, tools & concepts taught from an academic perspective, but I also provide students the big picture of how these critical knowledge areas impact our daily lives in this era of globalization. I have invested hundreds of hours reading financial & economics history, market evolution, financial networks and capital flow across the globe, business cycles, financial crisis, market collapse etc. and can present the real world of finance for young minds from different perspectives. My teaching method is simple: focus on solid fundamentals, and build layer by layer by introducing more complex topics. I use my real world experience of corporate America, global markets & global economy to drive home various topics in finance & economics. Basics of accounting and financial data, time value of money, quantitative analysis using FIN statements, Capital structure, Cost of capital, valuation of stocks & bonds, derivatives (options, futures etc.), capital budgeting, working capital management, international finance, monetary & fiscal policy impacts on the economy, international trade, sovereign debt crisis, currency wars, investment finance and so on are some of the topics I can teach with lot of lucidity and clarity. Moreover, I know how to build confidence in a student when it comes to these topics without letting them become arrogant about their new-found knowledge. Ultimately, teaching is not about cramming information into the unsuspecting minds of young students, but preparing them for a highly competitive global world where real knowledge of the self and the world around us will give them an edge. When a student is trying to grasp any new area of knowledge, the knowledge giver has to provide a holistic experience and in the context of finance & economics, it is about learning the fundamental building blocks with a strong focus on how these parts fit into the global "whole." I promise to make my students transform themselves into seekers of knowledge, long-term planners and macro thinkers as opposed to myopic "short-termers."
back to top