Professor Chandra Thapa

Accounting and Finance

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Personal statement

I joined Strathclyde Business School in 2012 as a Lecturer in Finance. Before joining the department I held two years of lectureship position at University of Stirling. Currently I assume the position Chair (Professor) in Finance. My area of research relates to environmental, social and governance corporate financial risks. My research outputs have featured in international journals like British Journal of Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money and more. My teachings are primarily focused on Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, and Derivatives & Treasury Management.

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Prize And Awards

Honorable Mention-Student Paper
Recipient
28/2/2020

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Qualifications

  • PhD, Cranfield School of Management
  • MRes, Cranfield School of Management
  • MBA (International Banking and Finance, with Distinction), Birmingham Business School

 

 

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Teaching

Interests and Experience (2009 – 2022, undergraduate and postgraduate, including executive MBA):

  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • International Financial Management      
  • Treasury Management and International Finance
  • Derivatives and Treasury Management
  • International Financial Economics
  • Corporate Finance 

 

Institutions (countries) Taught:

  • University of Strathclyde, UK
  • YMCA and Strathclyde EMBA, Singapore
  • CDC Management Development Centre and Strathclyde EMBA, Malaysia
  • Institution of Banking and Finance and Strathclyde EMBA, Oman
  • University of Stirling, UK
  • Skema Business School, France
  • EM Strasbourg Business School, France
  • Cranfield University, UK

 

Teaching Excellence Award, Short Listing and Nominations:

Awarded

1. University of Strathclyde 2022 Teaching Excellence Award – Best in Faculty.

One of the nominees stated:

Chandra helped students to work better and is a challenging, helpful, motivating, passionate and supportive teacher who makes a 3-hour lecture fun.

 

2. Stirling University 2011 RATE (Recognising Achievement in Teaching Excellence) Award.

One of the nominees stated:

“When Chandra teaches, he excites the class and shows enthusiasm in what he is teaching. Something I have never experienced with other lectures. His overall knowledge of finance is vast, and he always offers himself for any kind of support to the students and makes himself available. As well as these reasons, he is friendly and chats to students before and after lectures, asking how they like the course and how they are finding the workload. Lecture slides and examples are always detailed but concise.”

 

Short listed

2016 Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) – University of Strathclyde: Best in Faculty - Business

 

Nomitated

RATE 2011 (Stirling University): Most Inspiring Tutor

RATE 2012 (Stirling University): Excellence in Teaching in the School of Management

RATE 2012 (Stirling University):  Most Inspiring Tutor

TEA   2015 (University of Strathclyde: Most Enthusiastic Teacher

TEA 2016 (University of Strathclyde): Most Enthusiastic Teacher

TEA 2017 (Universit of Strathclyde): Most Supporting Teacher

 

 

External Examiner:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Abertay University
  • Universit of Sunderland

 

 

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Professional Activities

PhD Speed Dating
Invited speaker
13/10/2021
Universite de Strasbourg
Visiting researcher
4/10/2021
International Finance and Accounting Doctoral Symposium
Organiser
12/9/2021
External International Referees Panel Member -The Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR).
Examiner
2021
PhD Examination, De Montfort University, Thesis title: Impact of Financial Distress, CEO power and compensation on Corporate Social Performance: Evidence based on UK firms (Rawinder Kaur)
Examiner
2020
External Approval Panel Member, Northumbria University, May 2020, Programme: BSc Finance and Investment Management Programme
Examiner
2020

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Projects

Secured JARA PhD funding [15% of tuition fee and maintenance (£14,851)]
Thapa, Chandra (Principal Investigator)
JARA PhD funding [15% of tuition fee and maintenance (£14,851)] of an outstanding student from Kathmandu University, Nepal. Student was ranked 1st in JARA application.
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
PhD Studentship
Thapa, Chandra (Principal Investigator)
Kathmandu University £14851
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
PhD Studentship
Thapa, Chandra (Principal Investigator)
UK Commonwealth Scholarship Programme - £78048
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Secured a full time 3-year PhD funding on Climate Finance project from UK Commonwealth Scholarship Programme (£78,048)
Thapa, Chandra (Principal Investigator)
Total funding: £78,048 (Tuition fee to the University: £42,000 + Stipend to the Student: £36,048), Student name: Sandeep Rao (2018- 2020).
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2020
Secured a full time 5-year PhD funding on Geopolitical Risk project from the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (£163,600)
Thapa, Chandra (Principal Investigator)
Total funding: £163,600 (Tuition fee to the University: £56,000 + Stipend & other expenses to the Student: £107,600), Student name: Sulaiman Aldhawyan (2016- 2020).
03-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
PhD Studentship
Thapa, Chandra (Principal Investigator)
Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - £163,600
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2020

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Contact

Professor Chandra Thapa
Accounting and Finance

Email: chandra.thapa@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3891