Teaching

Over the years, I have built up a substantial teaching portfolio and have successfully developed several new courses.

Current and past teaching:

In the year 2019/20, I am teaching Foundations of Finance and Fintech, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies at the undergraduate level, and give one PhD lecture about financial and asset risk. In 2017 and 2018, I also taught the module Introduction to Corporate Finance and Financial Instruments.

In 2016, at the Frankfurt School of Finance, I taught Foundations of Finance in the Master of Finance, Master in Management, and Master in International Business programmes. I also taught the Executive MBA (EMBA) module “Finance for Growth”.

From 2011—2016, at the University of Melbourne, I taught Corporate Finance, Principles of Finance, International Finance, and Mergers & Value Creating Strategies at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as Empirical Methods in Finance at the PhD level.

Module development:

So far, I have successfully developed three new modules from scratch. Most recently, I have developed the module “Fintech, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies” for the second year undergraduate students in Finance and Economics. It is the very first Fintech module taught at AMBS. In the lecture, I combine the theoretical concepts behind Bitcoin, Blockchain and crowdfunding with practical examples, among others by inviting practitioners as guest speakers.

At the Frankfurt School, I developed the module “Foundations of Finance” that continues to be taught. Also at the Frankfurt School, I have co-developed the EMBA module “Finance for Growth”, in which we discuss several Harvard Business Publishing case studies and run a simulation in class.

I also like experimenting with new technologies. While at the University of Melbourne, I was the recipient of two Teaching Innovation and Staff Development grants to explore and improve the interaction and learning experiences in large classes.

Awards:

I have received several awards for my teaching. In 2019 and 2017, I was nominated for best lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester. In 2016, I received the second highest teaching rating among all professors at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In 2014, I was awarded the Dean's Certificate of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Melbourne.