Professor Jamshed Uppal specializes in the financial management area. He received his Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees in finance from the Michigan State University. Dr. Uppal also holds an M.A. degree in economics and a professional certification in cost and management accounting.
Before joining the CUA School of Business and Economics, Dr. Uppal taught at the Oakland University, Michigan. Additionally he has extensive professional and business experience.
Dr. Uppal's teaching interests are in the area of international corporate financial management, derivatives, and financial institutions and markets. His research interests cover areas of emerging capital markets, valuation and risk models and stock price behavior. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Emerging Markets, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Journal of Academy of Finance, Thunderbird International Business Review, the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and the Financial Review.
Dr. Uppal tends to be demanding of the students. In a globalized world students need to build professional competencies and skills to a level which would provide them with a competitive advantage not only across US campuses, but also across countries. Believing that feel all students are capable of achieving excellence, Dr. Uppal provides continuous feedback to students encouraging wide participation in class discussions and projects. He also makes an extra effort to bring in students which might otherwise feel held back by making himself available to students. I am fully committed to student success.
Effective teaching in business schools requires a deep understanding of the business practices and human behavior in organizations. Dr. Uppal has had about fifteen years of executive experience in financial controllership, accounting and auditing in the private and public sectors. He draws on his experience in to make business finance to do justice to this applied professional field. He strives to stay current in his field via academic and applied research and professional engagements. He feels that the research should be translatable into insights and knowledge relevant to the students to enrich their learning experience. Therefore, he has focused as much on the applied research as on the theoretical and to find opportunities to translate it for his students.