Mukunthan Santhanakrishnan

Clinical Professor
Associate Director, MSF Program

PhD, Finance, Arizona State University


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  • Bio

    Muku Santhanakrishnan joined the Cox School of Business in 2013 and is a professor of practice in the Department of Finance and director of the MS in finance program.  Before to coming to Cox, he served as an associate professor of finance at Idaho State University where he taught the undergraduate and graduate finance classes.

    Professor Santhanakrishnan teaches both in the graduate and undergraduate programs at the Cox School of Business.  He earned his PhD in finance from Arizona State University where he was the recipient of the Jack D. Furst dissertation fellowship.  His research interests are in the area of behavioral finance – specifically related to the effects of small investors’ cognitive constraints on their investment decisions.  He completed his MBA from Cleveland State University and his undergraduate education at Birla Institute of Science and Technology (Pilani, India). 

  • Teaching

    FINA 6218 Fixed Income Securities
    FINA 4329 International Finance
    FINA 3320 Financial Management
  • Research

    Behavioral Finance
    Pedagogical Issues in Finance
  • Select Publications

    A Longitudinal Perspective of Nonarticulation in the Statement of Cash Flows, with Peter Frischmann and Frank Plewa (Idaho State University), Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal (AAFSJ), 2010, Vol 14, Issue 3, 43-53.

    Syndication of Venture Capital Investments, with Daniel Deli (DePaul University), The Financial Review, 2010 Vol 45, Issue 3, 557-578.

    Real Options Logic in R&D Project Valuation: A Useful tool for Decision Making through the lens of Heuristics, with Jeff Street (Idaho State University), Journal of Management and Strategy, 2011 Vol 4 Issue 2, 155-171. (This paper received the Highly Commended Award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.)

    Point-Spread Wagering Markets’ Analogue to Realized Return in Financial Markets, with Greg Durham (Montana State University), Journal of Sports Economics, July 2011.

    Teaching the Statement of Cash Flows and Free Cash Flow Estimation when Nonarticulation is Present, with Peter Frischmann (Oregon State University) and Lela Pumphrey (Oklahoma State University), Forthcoming in Advances in Accounting Education.