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Dr. Manuel Fernandez

Finance & Accounting

Ph.D/ Finance and Accounting – University of Kerala


Ext: 115

Phone: + 971 4 3604844


Dr. Manuel Fernandez is a Professor in the area of Finance and Accounting. He holds a Master of Commerce (M. Com) in Financial Accounting, Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) in Financial Management, and PhD from the University of Kerala, India ( He holds professional certifications CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) from the Institute of Management Accountants, USA ( He is an Associate Member (ACMA) of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India ( He has more than three decades of work experience in teaching, research, and academic administration.

Prior to joining IMT Dubai, he was a Professor at Skyline University College, Sharjah (; before that, he was an Associate Professor at Fatima Mata National College, Kerala (  He has published 50 + research papers in refereed international journals and has presented research papers in international conferences and global forms.

Research & Publications
  1. Fernandez, M., Joseph, R., Fernandez, V.M. (2022).  Diagnosis of the Foreign Direct Investment Landscape in India. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 12(4), 72-83. (ABDC)
  2. Fernandez, M., Joseph, R., Kumar, R. (2022). Role of Economic Factors on Foreign Direct Investment Inflows in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries. International Journal of Economics and Finance Studies, 14 (1), 1-24. (Scopus)
  3. Kumar, R., Sujit, K. S., Waheed, K. A., & Fernandez, M. (2021). Are Brand Value and Firm Value Related? An Empirical Examination. Global Business Review. (Scopus; ABDC).
Teaching / Research Interest
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Management
Other Activities
  • IMA Campus Advocate
  • Professional Member: Institute of Management Accountants, USA. (
  • Professional Member: Institute of Cost Accountants, India. (
  • Professional Member: All India Management Association, India. (
  • Ph.D. Thesis adjudicator for  the University of Kerala, S.M. University, Annamalai University, Bharathidasan University, and Bharathiar University, India.