Nilanjan Sen

Nilanjan Sen

Professor of Finance
School of Business
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PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990

MA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1987

BA, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 1984

CFA Charterholder

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Nilanjan Sen joined UAlbany in August 2018. Dr. Sen formerly served as Dean of the School of Business at UAlbany, after serving as Associate Dean of Executive Education and subsequently Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University.

Dr. Sen currently teaches Mergers and Acquisitions and other advanced topics in Corporate Finance. He has published extensively in academic and practitioner journals. He received his Masters and PhD from Virginia Tech and is also a CFA charter holder.

During his tenure at Nanyang, he provided leadership in several key initiatives. He substantially expanded the open and custom program portfolio that included specialized programs for banks and MNCs. He launched an innovative EMBA program that debuted at 13 in the Financial Times ranking, eventually attaining 8th position. During his tenure, the school successfully introduced a Professional MBA and a Masters in Accountancy. The Nanyang MBA program also doubled its enrollment in the last three years and was ranked 22nd in the 2018 Financial Times Ranking.


Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Nanyang Business School (2014-2018)

Associate Dean, Executive Education, Nanyang Business School (2008-2014)

Director, Berkeley Nanyang Advanced Management Program (2006-2018)

Director, Cornell Nanyang Advanced Management Program (2013-2018)

Director, Nanyang Wharton Senior Leadership Program (2014-2016)

Academic Director, MBA (August 2015-2017)

Academic Director, EMBA (2007-2015)

Academic Director, India Desk (2014-2018)

Visiting Appointments

Visiting Faculty, Lorange Institute, Zurich (2010-2016)

Visiting Faculty, CEIBS, Zurich (April, 2017)

Visiting Faculty, UCC, Ireland (June, 2016)

Associate Professor (Adjunct), Cornell University (2006-2013)

Visiting Faculty, Management Development Institute, Delhi, India (June, 2014)

Visiting Scholar, Symbiosis Institute of Bank Management (May, 2013)

Visiting Faculty, SOIL, Delhi, India (October, 2013)

Visiting Faculty, EADA, Spain (June, 2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Turin Italy (July, 1995)

Jianxi Institute of Economics and Finance, China (July, 1993)

Leadership Initiatives

Led curriculum review of all Nanyang’s MBA programs (2018)

Launched Nanyang’s Professional MBA program (2017)

Launched Nanyang’s Masters in Accountancy (2015)

Automated digital campaign and effective engagement with target audience over social media (2016)

Introduced new admission platform for all Nanyang’s graduate business programs (2017)

Launched Georgetown Segment of Nanyang Fellows (2014)

Launched Nanyang’s Advanced Management program in shipping (2014)

Launched Cornell-Nanyang Hospitality Advanced Management Program (2014)

Launched IATA-NTU Advanced Management Program in Aviation (2011)

Introduced Nanyang Segment for UCC Masters in Business Studies (2011)

Introduced EMBA Wharton segment in Leadership and Financial Strategy (2010)

Redesigned Nanyang Fellows Curriculum (2009)

Conducted Fund Raising for EMBA Gold Medal (2009)

Secured Scholarship for EMBA participants from SPRING (2007)

Developed small and medium enterprise (SME) EMBA track (2007)

Launched Nanyang’s General EMBA (2007)

Launched Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Program (2006)