Sandeep Goel

Area Chairperson - Accounting & Finance

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Dr. Sandeep Goel is a Professor in the area of Accounting and Finance, and Corporate Governance at Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon.

Educational Qualifications:
Dr. Sandeep Goel holds ‘Double Doctorate,’ one in Finance; and another in Accounting from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi. He did his Hons. in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce¸ University of Delhi. He got his Master’s degree in Commerce with specialization in Finance from Department of Commerce¸ Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
He has three decades of industry and academic experience in key positions in organizations/institutions of repute, including Shri Ram Group, University of Delhi and Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon. He also has hands on experience in the family business in business compliance and financial management functions. 

He sits as an Independent Director on the Board of Machino Plastics Ltd., Gurugram, a Suzuki JV. He is an accomplished Forensic Accounting, Fraud Risk Management, and Corporate Governance Professional. He is a Visiting Professor to Faculty of Management, University of Lodz, Poland, Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management-IAE AIX -Marseille University,  France, and leading Management Institutes and Universities nationally, including Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs).

He has got an extensive international experience in different parts of the world, including the US¸ Europe, Canada and Asia. His cross-national research and training experience includes Duke University, US; Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany; and Ontario College for Research and Development, University of Toronto, Canada.

He offers a unique and popular course, ‘Forensic Accounting and Corporate Governance’ to second year students of MBA at MDI. 

Teaching interests: - Financial Accounting, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Forensic Accounting and Corporate Governance

He is a prolific writer and has authored more than12 books, including highly acclaimed books Finance for Non-Finance People published by Routledge, Corporate Governance: Theory and Practice published by Wiley & Sons, and Financial Markets, Financial Institutions and Financial Services published by PHI Learning.

He is an Associate Editor to Journal of Forensic Accounting Research, American Accounting Association, USA and Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, University of Wollongong, Australia. 

Following is the link of 2nd Edition of “Finance for Non-Finance People”, Routledge, Taylor and Francis (New Delhi, London and New York).

Amazon link:
The South Asian paperback edition:

The Global/International edition:

He has published more than 75 research articles in national and international journals of repute. To name a few, International Review of Financial Analysis, Applied Economics, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, Australian Accounting Review, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, Journal of Financial Crime, and Vikalpa. His cases have been published by Ivey Publishing; cross-listed in Harvard Business Review Publishing, Asia Case Research Centre, and Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. He has been the Financial Columnist to ‘Purchase’ (A Publication of Indian 

Research interests: - Financial Reporting and Analysis¸ Corporate Finance¸ Earnings Management and Corporate Governance

Training & Consulting:
He is a Management Trainer and Consultant to Organizations, like Bata, Encore, Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Ltd., SOS Village International, Cairn India, National Banking Institute (Nepal), Druk Holdings (Bhutan), UltraTech Cements, ONGC, IOCL, Jindal, LIC, BEL, IGL, TIL, Ester Industries, and Armed Forces. 
He has conducted and delivered over 500 MDPs/Training Programs at senior and mid-levels dealing with financial and management skills, and trained more than 10,000 officials and executives of GoI, PSUs and Private Corporate over the years. These mainly include, Finance for Non-Finance Executives, Forensic Analytics, Fraud Risk Management, Independent Director's and Corporate Governance, and Enhancing Financial Skills Using Excel. 

He has executed a number of Consultancy assignments; the major ones include Assessment of Employees for the Promotion Exercise at IFCI Ltd., Evaluation of Bid for Municipal Corporation Gurugram, Corporate Governance for IOCL, Feasibility Study for increasing coin production at SPMCIL, Financial Management of BATA, Accounting Application for SAP Professionals of Ester Industries, and Financial Leadership of TIL.

Training & Consulting interests: - His core competency lies in the areas of:

• Finance for Non-Finance Executives 
• Forensic Accounting
• Fraud Risk Management
• Corporate Governance 

He has been conferred with Award for Excellence in Research, 2015-16 and Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2023-24 & 2015-16  at MDI.