Banking and Finance
"Welcome to the Division of Banking and Finance at Nanyang Business School!
Our division comprises two groups. One group, led by Professor Jun-Koo KANG, works in financial economics, and another, led by Professor Ken Seng TAN, specialises in actuarial science, insurance and risk analytics.
Our faculty's research is consistently featured in international conferences and top finance and actuarial/insurance journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, and North American Actuarial Journal. Many of our colleagues have won international awards for their research and contributions to the field. We hold regular seminars featuring researchers from around the world and also run an active brown bag seminar. Our division is consistently ranked among the top universitites in Asia for financial economics research by Olin Business School’s CAFR Ranking and the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings. Our division is also ranked among the top five business school globally for Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance research by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Global Research Rankings.
Our division offers various programmes at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. At the undergraduate level, we offer four specializations including Banking and Finance, International Trading, Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics with a diverse set of courses. At the master's level, we offer an MSc in Financial Engineering and an MSc in Finance. Our Ph.D. students have the option to write a thesis in either finance or actuarial science/insurance. We are university partners with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association. Our actuarial science programme is the only programme in Singapore that is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and is recognized by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) as a Center of Actuarial Excellence.
Welcome again to our division. Do reach out if you would like to learn more or wish to collaborate with us."
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We have more than 15 active research faculty members, who have published more than 60 papers in top finance journals. We offer excellent research support and have a seminar series, featuring finance professors from top business schools around the world.Find out more
We have more than 15 active research faculty members, who have published more than 60 papers in top finance journals.
The Division of Banking and Finance offers programmes at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels.
Division of Banking & Finance