Dr Ullas Rao

PhD in Finance

Assistant Professor - Edinburgh Business School
School of Social Sciences
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Ullas Rao


Dr. Rao is the Assistant Professor of Finance and Program Director for Finance (UG portfolio) at EBS Dubai, Heriot-Watt University. His  teaching interests include Financial Markets Theory, Case Studies in Financial Management, Finance and Financial Statistics, Corporate Finance, Contemporary Issues in Finance, and Emerging Financial Markets across UG and PG programs in Accounting, Economics and Finance. 


Dr. Rao comes with 15 years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting in academia. He completed his PhD. in Finance from the University of Mysore, India under the supervision of Dr. M. R. Suryanarayana Murthy (Ph.D., Birmingham, UK) in 2012 for the work on "Posterior Analysis of Mergers & Acquisitions in the International Financial Scenario during the last decade". The Ph.D. thesis received critical acclaim from an external examiner affiliated with the prestigious Delhi School of Economics (DSE) for seminal contribution on M&A. In his previous role, he was affiliated with a leading EFMD accredited business school in India. Dr. Rao is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI), UK with professional qualifications on Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ), International Certification in Wealth & Investment Management (ICWIM), and Combating Financial Crime (CFC). 


His areas of research and scholarship fit within the realms of Financial Economics. He also serves as an Advisor with one of the leading Financial Literacy (FinLit) firms in the MENA region backed by VISA.