• Ph.D., McGill University, 1988
  • M.B.A., McGill University, 1978
  • B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, 1975


  • International Finance
  • Financial Management (Graduate)
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance


Prasad Padmanabhan, Ph.D., joined the Greehey School of Business in 2002. He previously held faculty positions at San Diego State University, Pennsylvania State University, Vanderbilt University, McGill University and Concordia University.

Padmanabhan is dedicated and accomplished in the classroom, specializing in teaching international finance, investments, corporate finance, financial management and international business. He has also offered several seminars to corporate executives and taught in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Jamaica, Trinidad, Mexico, South Africa, India, Vietnam, Mongolia, Ivory Coast and Canada. He has also served as a consultant to the International Finance Corporation (a World Bank Group) in the 1980s. During his tenure at St. Mary’s, he has written several op-ed pieces in the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Business Journal and in the China Daily.

During Summer 2018, Padmanabhan delivered lectures to doctoral students and faculty members at the Indian Institute of Management in Trichy, India; and at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India. Locally, he serves as the faculty adviser to the St. Mary’s University chapter of the global student organization, Enactus. This chapter has won numerous regional and national awards.

Padmanabhan likes to travel and to absorb local cultures, and he speaks five languages fluently. He is also an avid reader of fiction.  His favorite city is Cape Town, South Africa. As he puts it, “Cape Town is such a beautiful city, and everyone can find something to enjoy there.”


A prolific researcher, Padmanabhan has published more than 30 articles in several prominent professional and academic journals including International Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of International Management, Financial Review, Journal of Global Business, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Global Finance Journal, and Financial Analysts Journal. He is also the Global Associate Editor for the Journal of Information Technology Case and Applications Research.

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