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Ishaq Bhatti

Adjunct Faculty

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  • PhD in Financial Econometric Modeling, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1993)
  • MSc in Statistics and Applied Probability, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (1987)
  • BSc in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, B.Z. University, Multan, Pakistan (1981)


Summary Statement

M. Ishaq Bhatti is a Professor of Finance and Financial Data Analytics. He is the award-winning Academic who received various Research and Teaching awards, including ALTC 2010, Faculty and the University’s teaching Awards 2009, 2013, and 2019. He is the author of more than 130 articles, eight books and a member of the editorial board of various journals.

Major areas of research, scholarship and teaching are in Finance, Financial Econometrics, Business Statistics, Quantitative & Mathematical Economics & Islamic Finance. He successfully supervised 27 students to higher degree completions, including 15 PhDs in the last ten years. Before joining SP Jain, Ishaq was a Professor of Finance and Financial Econometrics at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Subject Taught / Student Project Mentor
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Financial Statistics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Investment
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Available for supervision for PhD and DBA students

Academic experience

  • Working as an Academic – Teacher and researcher in Australian and overseas Universities since 1983.
  • Held Professorial Positions at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia.
  • He has taught more than 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in his academic career since 1985, specialising in large classes in multi-campus settings via flip blended teaching/learning mode. His contribution to teaching excellence has been recognised with several teaching awards at the School, Faculty, University and National levels - including the ALTC award 2010 and the PVC teaching award 2019. His teaching specialisation includes: (i) friendly culture-valued teaching with interesting data analytics examples and classroom experiments to make the understanding of Business and Financial data analytics a fun and interesting. (ii) His Skeleton-layout interactive teaching method explains complex data analytics and statistical concepts easily. His courses taught include: (i) Basic Statistics and Data Analytics, (ii) Statistics for Business and Finance, (iii) Econometrics, (iv) Quantitative Methods for Business (v) Islamic Finance, Islamic capital markets and Investment. In 2021 he taught (i) Introduction to Quantitative Analysis - (ECO1IQN) and (ii) ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS - (FIN5EME).


  • Islamic Finance Training experience with the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Turkish Central Bank, Iraqi Central Bankers
  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant jointly with Suren Basov
  • Saudi capital Market project 2017- Islamic Mutual Fund with Naseem Al Rahahleh of King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia