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Office Hours: A Q&A with Assistant Professor, Finance, Chenguang Shang
Assistant Professor of Finance, Chenguang Shang, specializes in teaching corporate finance, and informs his teaching with research in that field as well as in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation. He enjoys helping Bentley students apply textbook knowledge to real corporate sector problems.
How did you get started teaching in the graduate finance program?
I had the opportunity to teach a graduate level finance course in the first semester I worked for Bentley, and I found it very interesting and relevant to my research agenda. I have continued to teach in the graduate finance program ever since.
What excites you about the research you’re working on now?
I have a broad range of research interests in corporate finance topics such as capital structure, corporate governance, and corporate innovation.
What are the top professions this degree program will prepare students for?
The program opens a number of doors in the financial industry to our students. The courses offered in the program aim to equip students with skills and techniques to work in financial institutions, consulting firms, research groups, and many more settings.
What educational background will be most helpful to students coming into your program?
We highly value diversity and welcome students from various backgrounds. While students who have exposure to subjects such as mathematics and accounting may feel more familiar with the material in some classes, the foundation courses offered in our program prepare all students for advanced level finance courses.
What’s your favorite thing about working with Bentley graduate students?
It is a pleasure for me to help students to not only understand the class material but also apply textbook knowledge to solving real life problems.
What was your first job after grad school?
Teaching at Bentley is my first role after I earned my Ph.D.
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