POSTGRADUATE COURSES

Dr Pallab Biswas
Lecturer
PhD (UWA). MBA (Dhaka)

Faculty at University of Otago


Dr Pallab Biswas joined the University of Otago in February 2016. Prior to this, he worked at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the University of Western Australia. He obtained his PhD in Accounting & Finance from the University of Western Australia and an MBA in Accounting from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has experience in teaching both Financial and Management Accounting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research Interests

  • Corporate governance in emerging countries;
  • Corporate social responsibility reporting
  • Capital market disclosure.


  • Ms Linda Harold
    Professional Practice Fellow
    MMs (Waikato)
    Linda gained a Master of Management Studies (Accounting) from the University of Waikato and has worked at range of tertiary institutions around New Zealand including; Auckland University of Technology (AUT), UniTec Institute of Technology, Waikato University, Waiariki Institute of Technology. Linda worked for the University of Otago's Department of Accountancy and Finance from 2007 - 2011, and in 2016 returned to the Department as a Professional Practice Fellow.



    Professor Ralph Adler
    BA (Colgate), MBA (Duke), PhD (Albany), CPA (AICPA), CA (NZICA)
    Professor Ralph Adler is the Director of the Otago Centre for Organisational Performance Measurement and Management (COPMM) and is the Convenor of the Performance Measurement Association of Australasia (PMAA). COPMM is a School of Business strategic initiative and PMAA is a joint partnership between leading performance management scholars at the universities of Otago, Melbourne, and Tasmania.

    Prof Adler joined the Department in 1991. He has over 25 years of teaching experience, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to arriving at Otago, he worked in the USA for 10 years as a CPA and then a business consultant before completing his PhD at Albany State (USA). He holds a BA from Colgate University and a MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

    His research interests are in performance management, strategic management accounting, organisational effectiveness, and business education. He has authored over 50 academic papers, more than 20 business case studies, and the book Management Accounting: making it world class. His work is internationally recognised and has earned him multiple best paper awards. His h-index is 17 and g-index 41. During the period 1993-2012, Delande et al. (2014) ranks him as the top publisher of accounting education in New Zealand and the fifth most published in the world.

    Prof Adler is a Senior Associate Editor of Accounting Education: an international journal. He also serves on the editorial boards of Australian Accounting Review, Pacific Accounting Review, and Asia Pacific Management Accounting Journal. He is a past holder of the Coopers and Lybrand Peter Barr Fellowship and the American Chamber of Commerce Business Education Fellowship.

    Dr Rakesh Pandey
    Senior Lecturer
    M.Acc (CQU), PhD (RMIT)
    Dr Rakesh Pandey joined University of Otago in 2013. Prior to this position, he was teaching at RMIT University Melbourne, Australia. In addition to a doctorate in Accounting from RMIT University Australia, Rakesh holds three masters degrees; in Accounting, Physics (Electronics) and Education. Rakesh is also a Certified Practice Accountant (CPA). In 2011, he was awarded certificate of excellence from CPA Australia for achieving high distinction in Corporate Governance and Australian Taxation Law. He has experience of teaching a wide range of accounting courses such as Taxation Law, Auditing, Corporate Accounting, Theory of Accounting, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.