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A career in academics is self-fulfilling and a continuous learning pursuit. Being in academics gives one the freedom to spend time on the projects that attract one the most. It creates an opportunity to mentor students, work on what truly interests you, pursue your passion in research, and be your own administrative boss. Recently, the number of institutes offering management education and the number of industry professionals thinking about joining academics have grown significantly. These professionals, however, are not clear on the path to be chosen to enter this field. Although a CFA degree adds value in terms of enhancing knowledge, it also requires skills in research, the pursuit of continuous learning, and development of new course areas to keep up with industry trends. How does one make a career in academics? How do universities and institutes source talent and what attributes do they look for? What are the roles and responsibilities of an academician?

Join us for this webinar to get the answers.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the key requirements of entering the field of academics.
  • Gain insights about what a career path in academics looks like.
  • Learn what is required from academicians to excel in their careers.

Identify key roles outside academics for academicians 

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 06 August 2020

About the Speaker(s)

Monika Chopra Picture
Monika Chopra CFA

Dr. Monika Chopra is a faculty member at International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi. She is also the chair of the PGDM Banking and Financial Services program at IMI. She teaches courses on business valuation, corporate finance, and financial analysis. During her academic career of 17 years, she has authored 16 research papers and 6 case studies and has edited 3 books. As a part of her corporate interface, she has conducted various workshops on “Finance for Non-Finance Executives” and various MDPs for government organizations like GAIL, IGL, IPGCL, and CII on issues such as “Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions” and “Financial Analysis” as well as on analysing red flags and earnings quality.

Chopra holds a doctorate and a CFA® charter. She also has studied with Prof. Damodaran and has completed business valuation and investment philosophies certifications under his guidance. As a regular member of CFA institute, she is an Advocacy Committee volunteer and is part of the core committee of the CFA Institute Research Challenge in India. She is also the India representative for the CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX) in India.

Biharilal Deora
Biharilal Deora CFA, CIPM

Biharilal Deora is a director at Abakkus Asset Manager LLP, an India-focused asset management company. His investment expertise spans a broad array of asset classes. Prior to joining Abakkus, Mr. Deora was managing corporate, family office, and university clients. He began his career as a financial analyst at leading financial services firms, such as Credit Suisse and Fidelity Investments. Mr. Deora holds a master’s degree in commerce from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.
He is a top-ranking chartered accountant and a certified financial planner. Mr. Deora serves as a director on the board of CFA Society India and is a visiting faculty member for advanced finance programs.