Faculty & Research

Naman Desai


Primary Area : Finance and Accounting


Email : namand@iima.ac.in

Phone : +91-79-7152 4887

Secretary : Priyal Patel

Phone : +91-79-7152 7926

Website : Personal Website


Ph.D, Accounting, Department of Accounting, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2008

Masters in Accountancy, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2003

Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 2000

Bachelor of Commerce, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India, 1998


Courses taught in Long Duration Programs (2004-2019)

  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Presentation and Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Internal Auditing
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting (Topics covered: Consolidations, comparison between US GAAP and IFRS and application of cost accounting to real life scenarios)
  • Advance Auditing
  • Costing and Control Systems
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Fraud Risk Assessment and Corporate Governance
  • Introduction to Behavioral Research in Accounting and Finance (PhD course)
  • Introduction to Auditing Research (PhD course)


Executive Education Teaching

  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis for Business Decision Making
  • Fraud Risk Assessment and Corporate Governance
  • Examining Earnings Management from Valuation Perspective
  • Costing and Capital Budgeting for Project Management

Research Area


Corporate Governance

Fraud Risk Assessment

Measuring Behavioral Changes in Social Contexts

Academic Experience

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Finance, and Accounting Area, 2013-Current

Assistant Professor, Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting, Univ. of Central Florida, 2008-2013

Ph.D. Student; Lecturer, Florida State University, Accounting Department, College of Business , 2004-2008

Awards & Honors

2017-2019 - Chairperson IIMA Case Center 2017-2019

2012 - University of Central Florida summer research grant

2008 - Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation Grant

2007 - Grady Rea Doctoral Excellence Awarded by Florida State University