MBA Faculty Spotlight - Dr Niran Subramaniam

This series will shine a light on the faculty behind the Henley Executive MBA. The people teaching, leading and convening on each module bring experience not only from their academic experience and extensive research, but from real-world business too.

Dr Niran Subramaniam is Associate Professor in Financial Management and Systems and Director of Studies. The Managing Financial Resource module he teaches covers core topics in financial accounting, management accounting, finance and microeconomics. It addresses critical issues of planning and management control, which enables business leaders to direct the resources most efficiently and effectively to achieve the business objectives. 

Where did you study and work before coming to Henley?  

Graduating in Software Engineering (London), an MBA (UBC, Canada), and a PhD from Warwick University, I held senior management roles in financial services, telecommunications and higher education sectors before returning to academia. Prior to joining Henley, I held academic and leadership roles in the School of Management at the Royal Holloway UL, and at Said Business School, University of Oxford. 

What areas of research do you focus on and why? 

My research interests lay at the nexus of Sociology, Technology and Accounting, as I seek to understand how the future of work is shaped by the interplay between users of technology and the technologies themselves.  

What module do you teach and what do you hope the cohort take away from it? 

I convene and teach managing financial resources, and fintech modules for Henley Executive MBAs, who I hope will apply the concepts, tools and techniques learned in financial management and financial technologies in their work. 

Why would you recommend doing an MBA at Henley? 

Henley offers a unique blend of theory and practice, where the emphasis is on applying what’s learned in real-life situations. As such, learners gain invaluable job-ready insights, and skills they can use right away. 

What do you think we should expect from the future of business and work? 

The future of business and work is a continuum, as the future of work evolves and shapes through advancements in technology. Thereby, we should expect a promising and more efficient future for businesses.  

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? 

I would have loved to have had dinner with Professor Einstein, but he is no more, so I’d settle for Elon Musk to understand what makes him do the things that he does! 

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