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Anil Shivdasani


Wachovia Distinguished Professor of Finance

"What makes us different, I believe, is the much smaller program size, compared to our competitors. What that allows people to do is really stand out for their individual capabilities, their individual traits."

An award-winning teacher of mergers, acquisitions and corporate financial strategy, Anil Shivdasani's areas of expertise include corporate valuation, capital structure, financing strategies, and corporate governance. He has advised leading companies across the globe on strategic financial issues.

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  1. PhD, Ohio State
  2. BA, Delhi University


  1. Financing Deals and M & A (MBA)
  2. Financing Deals and Strategic Transactions (EMBA)
  3. Financial Management (EMBA)


  1. Director, Financial Management Association

About Anil:

"Anil Shivdasani is one of our most interesting and distinctive faculty members. There are very few finance faculty anywhere in the country who are as connected both in the academic community and banking community."

Douglas A. Shackelford
Professor, UNC Kenan-Flagler

Real Solutions to Real World Problems:

Anil Shivdasani, who recently returned from working on Wall Street as a managing director in the investment banking division of Citigroup Global Markets, remains active in the financial sector while bringing equal energy and passion to the classroom. During his 2002 stint on Wall Street, Anil worked on IBM’s acquisition of PwC Consulting, a transaction that won the Investment Dealer Digest Award for Best Technology Deal of the Year.

Anil has also advised leading companies across the globe on strategic financial issues and has published finance articles in leading newspapers and academic journals. His ability to apply the theoretical concepts he teaches to real world problems is part of his success as businessman, teacher and researcher.

A natural teacher, Anil's students make him question his own beliefs and practices. In turn, Anil helps them discover and refine their passions. When his students succeed, says Anil, he succeeds.

Always trying to better understand the complexities of the world, Anil is not just a teacher, a researcher or a businessman. “At heart,” he says, “I still think of myself as a student."

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