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Dr Sarod Khandaker

Program Director, Master of Finance; Lecturer, Finance


Dr Sarod Khandaker has over 17 years of teaching experience in Accounting, Finance, and Economics related fields in Australia and abroad. He is currently working for Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and previously held a position at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University. Currently, he is the Program Director of the Master of Finance (MFin) program and coordinates two postgraduate units and one undergraduate unit.

Dr Khandaker completed his PhD degree requirements from RMIT University in 2009. He also holds an MBA degree in Financial Management from Coburg University, Germany (2005) and an MSc degree in business and finance from Stamford University (2001). He was also awarded his teaching qualification with the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching from Swinburne University (2011) and a Diploma in Financial Planning from KAPLAN professional (2018).

He holds several leadership positions within the discipline last 10 years and actively participated in those leadership roles. These include the Program Director: Master of Finance and Banking (MFB), Deputy Department Chair, AEF (Acting), Discipline Leader Finance (Acting), and the AEF Research Seminar Coordinator.

Dr Khandaker is an active researcher and has both industry and academic experience. He publishes journal articles in well-respected international journals including, Emerging Markets Review, the Australian Journal of Public Administration, the North American Journal of Economics and Finance and Cities. He publishes more than 20+ peer-reviewed journal articles. He received four different international awards for his research excellence from the USA, South Africa, and Australia. 


* The refereed articles are classified by the SJR and ABDC journal rankings.

**Impact factors are based on the latest Journal Citation Reports. 

ABDC Journal Ranking (A* or A) or SJR= Q1 / Q2: 

Farooque, Omar Al; Baghdadi, Ghasan; Trinh, Hai Hong; Khandaker, Sarod; 2023. Stock liquidity during COVID-19 crisis: A cross-country analysis of developed and emerging economies, and economic policy uncertainty, Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 55 (Jun 2023)  (SJR=Q1, ABDC=A, Impact Factor= 4.359).

Waheduzzaman, Wahed; Khandaker, Sarod; 2022. E‐participation for combating corruption, increasing voice and accountability, and developing government effectiveness: A cross‐country data analysis, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 81, no. 4 (Dec 2022), pp. 549-568 (SJR=Q1, ABDC=A, Impact Factor= 2.140).

Waheduzzaman, Wahed; Khandaker, Sarod; 2022. Selected financial and governance factors influencing the transparency of council decisions: The case of city councils in Victoria, Australia, Cities, Vol. 125, no. June (Jun 2022), 103620 (SJR=Q1, Impact Factor= 6.077).

Islam, Silvia Z.; Khandaker, Sarod; 2015. Firm leverage decisions: does industry matter? The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 31 (Jan 2015), pp. 94-107 (SJR=Q2, ABDC=B, Impact Factor= 3.136).



HDR Completions (PhD/Masters)

Master by Research (2022): ‘R&D Expenditure and Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence from Australian Mining Firms’, Mr Muhammad Annur Wijayakusuma (Role: Principal Supervisor)


PhD (2021): ‘Examining Portfolio Diversification and Good Governance in Developed, Emerging and Frontier Markets for Australian Superannuation Funds’, Dr Vinu Nagar (Role: Principal Supervisor)


PhD (2021): ‘An analysis of the credit rating system of firms in Vietnam’, Dr Quoc Hai Pham, (Role: Principal Supervisor)


Master by Research (2019): ‘The Impacts of Australian Commodity Exports and Commodity Terms of Trade on the Australian Dollar: A Study from 1997-2017’, Ms Richa Kawra (Role: Principal Supervisor)


PhD (2016):The Impact of IFRS on the Predictive Ability and Value Relevance of Fundamental Signals and Analysts’ Efficiency in using these Signals’- Dr Nandana Wasantha Pathiranage (Role: Co-supervisor)



Current Supervision:


PhD thesis: ‘Price Driver of Cryptocurrency Exchange against the Major Stock Market Indices, Xin Wen (Role: Principal Supervisor)






Research interests

Financial Markets; Financial Education; Capital Structure Theory; Corporate Governence; Emerging Markets

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Banking, Finance And Investment - 350200
  • Applied Economics - 380100
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy - 390100

Teaching areas

Financial Markets;Corporate Finance;Advanced Financial Management


Also published as: Khandaker, Sarod; Khandaker, S.; Khandaker, Sarod T. M.; Khandaker, Sarod Tareq Mahmud
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