Malaysia Banking and Finance Unit
Monash University Malaysia Banking and Finance Unit was established in January 2001. In line with the School of Business and Information Technology's (SBIT) Research and Development plan and Monash University Malaysia's (MUM) Research and Development plan, the Banking and Finance Unit was established to achieve the following objectives:
The Unit will also provide an important framework for focused research in the field of banking and finance, and provide leadership and direction for the banking and finance community in Malaysia and the region. With the setting up of a Banking and Finance Unit, it is envisaged that academic research in the field will be enhanced, and strategic linkages with the industry and the community strengthened.
Furthermore, rapid changes in the banking and financial sector in Malaysia and the region provides an excellent environment for research. The Malaysian Government's implementation of the Multimedia Super Corridor and the thrust towards electronic banking provides a fertile ground for research activities and research funding from local sources for the Unit. Such developments will provide an avenue for researchers to undertake contract research and advisory services. With an established reputation in the field of banking and finance, Monash University Malaysia has the potential of attracting high calibre higher degree students, government and industry-sponsored scholarships and fellowships in banking and finance.
The principal researchers of the Unit initiate and lead new projects and supervise higher degree research students. The principal researchers are as follows:
Dr Bala Shanmugam - Director, Malaysian Banking and Finance Unit BA(Hons) Banking, Insurance and Finance (Wales), MBS(Banking) Dublin, PhD Wollongong, AAIB(Snr)
Dr Alan Chew - Research Fellow BEcon UM, MEcon UM, PhD Hull
Dr Mahendhiran Nair - Director of Research and Development BSc(Hons) Brock, MA(Stats), MA(Econ), PhD York
Dr IKM Mokharul Wadud - Honours Program Coordinator BA(Hons), MSS Rajshahi B'desh, PhD Wollongong
Ms Shanthy Ratchagan - Director of Student Affairs LLB(Hons) London, CLP(Hons) Mal, LLM UM, MBA Henley
Mr Mohamed Nazim - Lecturer in Accounting BAcct(Hons) UUM, MBA Ohio
Ms Valli Batchelor - Lecturer in Banking and Finance BBus, MAppFin Macquarie, AAIB, AIBM(Snr)
Mr Kalaithasan Kuppusamy - Lecturer in Accounting BAcct(Hons), MScIT
Mr Tang Tuck Cheong - Lecturer in Econometrics and Business Statistics BEco(Hons) UUM, MSc(Mgt) UUM
Mudiarasan Kuppusamy - Graduate Assistant BA(Hons) Acct & Finance UK