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Dr Sanjeev Acharya
Teaching Staff, Programme Leader for MAM (Research)
Dr Sanjeev Acharya

Dr Sanjeev Acharya is Programme Leader for the Master of Applied Management (Research) programme, and works as a tutor for many business papers. Dr Acharya has worked in several academic and corporate institutions in New Zealand and Nepal, earning his PhD from the University of Waikato in 2018 with a thesis titled 'Improving corporate governance in Nepalese financial institutions to promote growth and performance’. He has also worked on multiple external projects, including with the Road Transport Forum and Hamilton City Council. 

Dr Acharya’s current research focuses on corporate governance, bank efficiency, credit risks, and sustainable finance. In addition to publishing his own research, he has worked as a guest editor of the International Journal of Financial Studies for a special issue on "Banks and Profitability of Banks" and is a reviewer for the journal Sustainability and E-learning and digital media. He also supervises learners doing post graduate research projects and theses. 


2021: New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6), Southern Institute of Technology 

2020: New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5), Open Polytechnic 

2018: PhD (Finance), The University of Waikato 

2010: MBA (Finance), Banaras Hindu University, India


Teaching Staff, Programme Leader for MAM (Research)


Master of Applied Management 

Bachelor of Commerce


Invercargill Campus 

Room: B2:25

External Profiles
Selected Research
  • Kumar, V., Thrikawala, S., & Acharya, S. (2021). Financial inclusion and bank profitability: Evidence from a developed market. Global Finance Journal, 100609,
  • Kumar, V., Acharya, S., & Ho, L. T. H. (2020). Does Monetary Policy Influence the Profitability of Banks in New Zealand? International Journal of Financial Studies, 8(2).
  • Wellalage, N., Locke, S., & Acharya, S. (2018). Does the composition of boards of directors impact on CSR scores? Social Responsibility Journal, 14(3), 651-669.
  • Acharya, S., Dupatti, G., & Locke, S. (2015). Agency cost in India bank. International Finance and Banking, 2(1), 91-106.
  • Acharya, S. and S. Locke (2016). Green Banking and Banks Performance in India: A Comparative Study between Public and Private Sector Banks. International Conference on Green Banking for Green Industry and Green Economy. Belgavi, India.
  • Guest editor for International Journal of Financial Studies (Special Issue: Banks and Profitability of Banks)
  • Received best paper award at the International Conference on Green Banking for Green Industry and Green Economy held in India, February 2016.

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