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Nacasius Ujah

associate professor of corporate finance Nacasius Ujah


Associate Professor of Corporate Finance

Office Building

Harding Hall



Mailing Address

Harding Hall 225
Economics-Box 2220
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Nacasius U. Ujah received his Ph.D. in International Business and Finance from Texas A&M International University. He joined South Dakota State University in 2016. Before SDSU, he was on faculty at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for two years. He has worked at Arvest Bank, ECOWAS, and on consulting projects. Dr. Ujah's research interest encompasses the following areas of Corporate Finance: Corporate Bankruptcy Risk, Dividend Policy, Capital Structure & Cost of Capital, Executive Compensation, Earnings Management, Corporate Governance, and CSR. His research interest also includes financial statement analysis and security valuation.


PhD (2013) - International Business & Finance
MBA (2006) - International Business
BBA (2003) - Economics: emphasis International Trade

Academic Responsibilities

Financial Management
Business Finance
Business and Financial Decision in a Global Economy
Working Capital Management
Behavioral Finance

Awards and Honors

DME Research and Scholarship Incentive program for High Impact Research
John Becker Faculty Research Incentive Fund for High Impact Research
Graduate Scholarship @ Texas A&M International University
Southwestern Finance Association Doctoral Student Travel Fund
KPMG Finance Doctoral Student Association Travel Fund

Area(s) of Research

Corporate Governance
Capital Market & Structures
Dividend Policies
Emerging Markets
Executive Compensation
International Finance



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