Thadavillil Jithendranathan

Professor,

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 327
St. Paul, MN 55105

Ph.D., Finance, City University of New York
M.Phil., Business, City University of New York
M.B.A., Finance, City University of New York - Baruch College
B.Sc., Chemistry, Calicut University

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Thadavillil Jithendranathan has taught various topics in finance at the graduate and undergraduate level for the past 21 years in the United States, Russia and Taiwan. Before his academic career, he worked for six years for a multinational firm in Africa as a finance controller and chief executive officer. He has widely traveled in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

Jithendranathan has research interests in international finance, derivative securities, corporate finance and banking. In 1993 he won the Oscar Larson award for the best dissertation in business from Baruch College, New York. In 1999 he won the Competitive Research Paper award at the Pacific Basin Financial Management Conference in Singapore.

Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
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FINC 480 - 01 Strategic Finance - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 115
Description of course Strategic Finance : CRN: 21984
Building on the finance theory learned in prior courses, this course focuses on financial strategies for a broad range of finance issues faced by corporations including capital budgeting, capital raising, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, and corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. This is an applied, case-based course the students will be engaged in extensive case analysis, discussion, and presentations to develop and refine analytical skills. Prerequisites: FINC 324, MATH 109 or 111 or 113, and BETH 301

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FINC 480 - 02 Strategic Finance - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 114
Description of course Strategic Finance : CRN: 21985
Building on the finance theory learned in prior courses, this course focuses on financial strategies for a broad range of finance issues faced by corporations including capital budgeting, capital raising, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, and corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. This is an applied, case-based course the students will be engaged in extensive case analysis, discussion, and presentations to develop and refine analytical skills. Prerequisites: FINC 324, MATH 109 or 111 or 113, and BETH 301

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Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
FINC 321 - 06 Financial Management - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 234
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42932
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, ACCT 215 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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FINC 321 - 07 Financial Management - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 234
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42933
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, ACCT 215 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2009 - present)
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1997 - 2009)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1993 - 1997)
  • Finance Instructor and Adjunct Lecturer, City University of New York - Baruch College, New York (1990 - 1993)
  • Accounting Adjunct Lecturer, Queens College, New York (1992 - 1993)
  • C.E.O., Assan Industries Nigeria Ltd, (1984 - 1986)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Fablon Ltd, (1981 - 1984)
  • Consultant, L. H. Udani & Co, (1979 - 1981)
  • Accounting Lecturer, Combined College, Trichur (1977 - 1979)

Professional Service
  • AIMS International Journal of Management, Editor
  • American Siberian Education Foundation,

Publications

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Economic Markets - Domestic
  • Economic Markets - International
  • Family Business
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)

Awards and Honors
  • Highly Commended Award Winner, Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2013
  • International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, 2009
  • International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, 2006
  • Business Program of the City University of New York, 1993
  • PACAP/Financial Management Association, 1999

Presentations