Ian Kwan


Ian is a Lecturer and Education Focussed academic in Finance at UNSW’s School of Banking and Finance. He holds a PhD in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Navarra, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Business at the University of New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) also from the University of New South Wales.

As an Education Focussed Academic, Ian is an enthusiastic educator in finance with more than ten years of experience teaching finance at a tertiary level. He currently teaches FINS1613 Business Finance, one of the gateway undergraduate courses to careers in Finance and FINS5511 Corporate Finance, the equivalent postgraduate course. While education focussed, Ian continues research interests in strategic alliances between companies and how these alliances create value and affect the risk of firms.

Prior to working at UNSW, Ian was an Assistant Professor at the University of Navarra’s School of Economics and Business where he taught undergraduate subjects in Finance and trained high performing students the skills of case competition. In 2016, he was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award. Prior to entering academia, Ian worked as an Engineer, as an equities research analyst, as a venture capital buy-side analyst, and as an administrator for a secondary school.


  • 2016 Teaching Excellence Award, University of Navarra, School of Economics & Business
  • 2011 Runner-up for Best Paper, EIASM Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles, Intellectual Capital, & Extra-Financial Information
  • 2008 PhD Scholarship, Asociación de Amigos, University of Navarra
  • 2020 PVCE Career Development Grant - $3,400
  • 2020 PVCE Education Initiatives Funding - $30,000
  • FINS1613 Business Finance
  • FINS5511 Corporate Finance