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King’s Business School invites you as an offer holder to a special panel event hosted by the Accounting and Financial Management research group to discuss how the current COVID-19 crisis is disrupting the fields of accounting and finance and to share with you their predictions on what this might mean for your future careers.
The aim of this event is to offer you an informal way of getting to know some of the people who will soon be teaching you and to hear their thoughts as leading researchers about the challenges and opportunities for financial professions as the world adjusts to this ‘new normal’.
In addition to discussing the more apparent impacts of the virus on businesses, capital markets, financial institutions and the world economy, we will ask our panelists to offer their thoughts on what are the skills you will need as financial professionals of tomorrow to survive and thrive.
The event will be hosted by the programme director of the BSc in Accounting and Finance, Dr. Jeremy Morales and deputy director Dr. Andrew McFaull, who will start our discussion off by asking the panelists a series of short thought provoking questions, we will then invite you as the audience to ask your questions to our panelists. The event will be hosted on the 20th of May at 16:00 (BST) via Zoom Webinars.
Professor Crawford Spence, Vice Dean (Corporate Relations) & Co-Director of the FinWork Futures Research Centre
Crawford is a professor of accounting and has been at King’s since 2017. Immediately prior to joining King’s, he was Associate Dean at Warwick Business School with responsibility for the School’s academic programmes at its London Shard campus, particularly the Executive MBA. Previously, Crawford has worked at the United Arab Emirates University, UAE; Concordia University, Canada; and, the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He has held visiting appointments at Kobe University, Japan; University College Molde, Norway; and, the Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain.
Crawford will teach you our module on Capital Markets & Financial Institutions in your first year, a course that will introduce you to the key institutions that make up modern capital markets. Consistent with the social science ethos of KBS Undergraduate degrees, students will be exposed to a variety of theories and perspectives from sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political economy and economics. A further key aim is to situate present day capital markets within a historical perspective, illustrating how many financial institutions started from idiosyncratic and modest beginnings.
Dr Rita Samiolo, Co-director of the FinWork Futures Research Centre
Rita is Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management. She holds a PhD in Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Rita will teach you Management Accounting in your second year and will demonstrate to you how accounting is often used by company directors and other management as a control system and therefore she will guide you through many advanced topics in this area such as transfer pricing, performance measurement, strategic management accounting and environmental management accounting.
Dr Manuel Rodrigues, Lecturer in Financial Management
Manuel is a lecturer in Financial Management at King’s College London. Manuel Rodrigues was the Secretary of State of Finance in the XIX and XX Constitutional Government of Portugal. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) until 2017 and Chaired the United Kingdom ‐ Portugal Inter‐Parliamentary Committee.
Manuel will teach you Principles of Finance in your first year, giving you the crucial knowledge you need about how corporations make financial decisions and how the financial products are traded in the financial markets. Besides, the efficient market and behavioural finance theories are introduced in the module, together with the concepts of risk, return, and capital asset pricing model.
A detailed outline of the hosts and speakers can be found here.