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Former Dean of IFMR, Prof G Balasubramanian has more than three decades of experience in executive training, teaching, consulting and research in Accounting, Finance and Information Technology.

He has trained more than 1000 executives across multiple organization covering both private and public sector. Some of his most sought after courses are Finance for Managers and Financial Modeling.

Currently a visiting faculty to several African countries in Finance and Information Technology, under the sponsorship of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Prof G Balasubramanian has also engaged with Indian Institute of Management, Indore, IIM Trichy, Great Lakes Institute of Management and LIBA. An approved PhD guide at Madras University, Prof G Balasubramanian is also a member of the doctoral committee at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

He has designed and implemented Decision Support Systems for major organizations, and published papers on capital markets, accounting, information technology, and knowledge management. A resource person in a study of disinvestments of public sector enterprises sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Prof G Balasubramanian has also co-authored a book titled “Brain Re-engineering”, published by Sage Publications.

He serves as the Managing Editor of “Journal of Emerging Market Finance”, IFMR GSB’s Journal, published by Sage Publications.

Courses Taught at IFMR GSB

  • Accounting for Management
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial statement analysis and Security Valuation
  • Advanced Financial Modelling

Current Research Interests

His current interests are valuation modelling, activity based costing & management, strategic cost management, performance measurement systems, financial modelling, and Financial analytics.



Other Professional Information

PhD Supervision – Prof Bala has supervised seven PhD students who have completed their PhD. Currently supervising two students.

Is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ACMA)

Is a practitioner and Trainer of Heartfulness Meditation