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Dr Anindya Sen

Position Academic Leader and Lecturer
Previous position Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore;
Quantitative Strategist, Goldman Sachs London
Education PhD in Mathematics (University of Chicago), Bachelor of Statistics (Indian Statistical Institute), FSA Certificate in Financial Regulations
Country of origin India

Goals and mission

As the Academic Leader at the Otago MBA, Anindya's goals and mission are to ensure that the curriculum at the MBA programme measures up to world-class standard.

He also helps students undertaking the business project as an elective option to formulate the approach and to secure a project supervisor.

International teaching and industry experience

In addition to his role as the Academic Leader, Anindy also teaches courses in Statistics and Finance for the MBA programme and the Department of Accountancy and Finance.

He brings with him a wealth of experience both as an academic and a practitioner.

He was formerly lecturing at the Indian Institute of Management, one of India's leading business schools. Prior to this, he worked for four years as a Quantitative Strategist at leading investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in London. His primary responsibility involved modelling complex financial derivatives and designing customised financial products for clients.

Reasons Anindya enjoys teaching and working in the MBA programme

The Otago MBA programme gives Anindya the opportunity to interact with students from very diverse backgrounds. During his tenure in the programme, he has taught students from across five continents with ages ranging from 22 to 60! He finds this to be a challenging – but ultimately very rewarding – teaching experience.

He also appreciates the cordial attitude of the MBA administration members who, he feels, are very dedicated to ensuring that students in the programme get a world class education.

Global perspective

The material taught in Anindya's courses is universally applicable and not confined to any cultural or regional context. In his teaching, he tries to demonstrate this fact by drawing on examples from various disciplines including multiple areas of management, and if necessary, even the natural sciences.