Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business is home to a renowned faculty and industry experts who shape business practices and advances worldwide. The New York City campus is located in the heart of Manhattan, where numerous multinational corporations are based. Within easy reach of Midtown and Wall Street and the Financial District, Zicklin is integrated practically and philosophically into the fabric of New York City's global business community.
In the modular EMSF program, Zicklin's New York City‒based faculty teach two consecutive weekends in the classroom in both Mumbai and New York City. All additional coursework takes place before and after the classroom sessions, supported by an online platform that allows faculty-supervised individual and group work.
Jay Dahya, PhD
Jay Dahya is an associate professor of finance at Baruch College as well as an adjunct associate professor of finance at Columbia Business School. Dr. Dahya specializes in all areas of corporate finance, including corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and multinational financial management. His work has been published in leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Dr. Dahya has received numerous research and teaching awards for his work in the classroom. He brings to the classroom substantial private- and public-sector financial experience, including roles as senior managing director in the Capital Markets Group at Merrill Lynch and analyst at Andersen Consulting. Dr. Dahya has also provided consulting or training services for multinational institutions, including Merrill Lynch Global Capital Markets, Citigroup Wealth Management, Credit Suisse Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank Near Shore Operations, BCP Millennium‒Credit Risk Management, Lehman Brothers, and Barclays Capital. He earned his PhD in finance from the University of Dundee.
Gayle DeLong, PhD
Gayle DeLong is an associate professor of economics and finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch's Zicklin School of Business. Dr. DeLong has published in leading journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Financial Management, and Journal of Financial Research. Her research interests include bank acquisitions, regulatory capture, and conflicts of interest. Dr. DeLong was the 2013 recipient of Baruch College's Abraham J. Briloff Prize in Ethics. She holds a PhD in finance and international business from New York University.
Christos Giannikos, PhD
Christos Giannikos is a professor of finance at the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance in the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, and at the Economics Department, Graduate Center, The City University of New York. He has taught at various other institutions, including Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece; and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia. He has a Diploma in mechanical engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and several graduate degrees, including a PhD in finance from Columbia University, New York. His field of expertise is investments and asset pricing. He has published his research in several major journals and has presented at conferences around the globe. He has received several research grants and is an associate editor for the International Journal of Economics and Business and the Journal of Housing Research. Dr. Giannikos has consulted for several governments, institutions, and firms, including the governments of Greece and Russia, the World Bank, CNL Financial Group, and Marcus & Millichap Company and has held executive and administrative positions in both business and education.
Sonali Hazarika, PhD
Sonali Hazarika is an associate professor of finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. She has taught finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has also taught in the school's Executive Master's and MBA Programs. Dr. Hazarika's diverse research interests encompass corporate governance, earnings management, market microstructure, and mutual funds. Her current work focuses on syndicated bank loans and international mutual fund investing. Dr. Hazarika's research has been published in leading finance and management journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, and Journal of Portfolio Management. She has been awarded several grants for her research and won faculty recognition awards for research excellence. Prior to earning her PhD, she worked as a business analyst in the Economic Consulting Division of Tata Consultancy Services in Delhi, India. She holds an MA in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a PhD in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Christopher Hessel, PhD
Christopher Hessel is an associate professor of economics and finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Dr. Hessel teaches in the graduate, undergraduate, and executive programs, both on the Baruch College New York City campus and overseas, as well as in special campus programs, including training for executives from Chinese banks and other local organizations. In addition to teaching, he has served as member or chair of more than 30 committees, including as deputy chairman of the Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance. His wide-ranging research interests include debt instruments, investment theory, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign exchange options. For the past 30 years, he has been a financial executive trainer, running more than 300 programs locally across the United States and in 21 countries. Dr. Hessel brings this global industry experience to his classroom as specific market information and as insight into the overseas decision-making process and culture. He holds a BS in finance and education from Long Island University and an MA in economics and a PhD in finance from New York University.
Armen Hovakimian, PhD
Armen Hovakimian is a professor of finance and chairman of the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business. Dr. Hovakimian's research involves analyses of various aspects of corporate finance and financial institutions, including corporate capital structure, credit ratings, seasoned and initial debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financial analyst forecasts, deposit insurance, and commercial banks' risk-taking behavior. He has presented at a number of international conferences and has been published in top academic and practitioner finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Business, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Financial Analysts Journal. He has received an Institute for New Economic Thinking Research Grant, an FDIC Center for Financial Research Award, and a Eugene M. Lang Fellowship. Dr. Hovakimian has also worked with the UBS Investment Bank in New York City as a visiting scholar. He also holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from American University of Armenia, and a PhD in finance from Boston College.
Raj Nahata, PhD
Raj Nahata is an associate professor of finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business. His research interests are in empirical corporate finance, with particular focus on venture capital, private equity, and entrepreneurial finance. Dr. Nahata is published in top-tier journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Financial Intermediation. He teaches courses in corporate finance, financial decision making, venture capital, and private equity and has taught several executive program courses for students from China, France, Singapore, and Taiwan. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science from the MS University of Baroda, India; an MBA from the University of Bombay; and a PhD in finance from Vanderbilt University.
Joseph Onochie, PhD
Joseph Onochie is an associate professor of finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at the Zicklin School of Business. Dr. Onochie has taught courses in corporate finance, derivative securities, investments, managerial finance, financial risk management, and health care finance. His current research interests can be broadly classified into four topical areas: the structure of financial asset prices; the impact of commodity price changes on the macro-economy; the study of financial systems; and the nexus of entrepreneurship and finance. His work has been published in both academic journals and practitioner outlets, including the Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Journal of Small Business Management, Analyse Financiere (France), and Revue Banque (France). Recently his co-authored paper won the Burkhead Award for the Best Article Published in 2013 in Public Budgeting & Finance. His degrees include an MBA in finance from Tulane University, an MS in engineering management from University of Louisiana, and an MA in economics and a PhD in financial economics from the University of New Orleans.
Kishore Tandon, PhD
Kishore Tandon is a professor of finance at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business and former chair of the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance. Dr. Tandon has taught several finance courses at Zicklin, including International Finance, Options, and Corporate Finance and Investments. In addition, he has taught in and served as the coordinator for the Doctoral Program in Finance, Baruch College/CUNY. A well-known expert in the areas of emerging markets, international corporate finance, and foreign exchange derivatives, he has published more than 40 academic papers in leading finance journals, presented more than 75 papers at various conferences, refereed more than 70 papers, and served as an associate editor of several journals. He has consulted for international organizations, including the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program, having led U.N. missions to the Republic of Georgia and Bangladesh on privatization and development of capital markets. As a consultant to several large Chinese banks and major financial institutions, Dr. Tandon provides customized training in finance and banking to hundreds of senior bankers. He has also provided consulting services on USAID programs for India with Price Waterhouse and IBM Consulting. He holds an MA in economics from the University of Rajasthan, an MS in economics from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD in financial economics from the University of Pittsburgh.