Business School

Keshava Rao

Primary Department
Business School
Assistant Professor of Finance
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Financial and Operational Performance Group
Sandeep Keshava Rao
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

Dr. Sandeep Rao is an Associate Professor of Finance at DCU Business School and is currently the Programme Chair of MSc Finance. He holds a PhD in Accounting & Finance from the triple-accredited University of Strathclyde with the UK Commonwealth Scholarship. He has MSc in International Securities and Investment Banking from the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, UK, and an MBA from Visveswaraiah Technological University, India. Dr. Rao teaches Corporate Finance and Sustainable Finance at the DCU Business School and is a regular invited lecturer at various top B-Schools, such as KEDGE (France), University of Birmingham (UK-Singapore), and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PES-IUP, India), among others.

He researches in the area of Corporate Finance, Sustainable Finance, and Climate Change. He has published in the top ABS-ranked journals, including the Journal of Corporate Finance, The British Journal of Management, Annals of Operations Research, Economics Letters, Energy Economics, and Research in International Business and Finance. He also reviews articles for top-tier ABDC-ranked journals. Additionally, he is the Associate Editor of ABS-ranked journals: the Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investments, and Journal of Risk Finance. Other than being a member of several international research centres that include the Sustainable Financial Innovation Centre (SFiC, UK), The Centre for Research on Economic Relations (CER, Sweden), the DCU Climate & Society, the National Centre for Family Business (NFCB), Anti-corruption Research Centre and the Ireland India Institute at DCU, Dr Rao is also a member of the American Finance Association (AFA), Financial Management Association (FMA) and The Indian Econometric Society (TIES).

Research interests

Corporate Finance, Sustainable Finance, Climate Change, Higher Education