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Prateek Sharma

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Education
  • B.E., Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Pune, India

    M.S., Statistics, and Finance, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

    Ph.D., Finance, Louisiana State University

  • Research Interests
  • Banking and Regulation, Financial Institutions, Financial Reporting

Prateek Sharma, PhD, is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Finance at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. He teaches financial management and financial institutions.

Sharma holds an MS in finance and an MS in statistics from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, and a PhD in finance from Louisiana State University. Sharma’s research interests include banking and regulation, financial institutions and financial accounting and reporting. He has presented his research at leading national and international conferences in finance and accounting. He also served in various roles in the financial services industry prior to joining academia.

Sharma’s current research studies the reallocation of deposits within the banking system and its impact on the information production roles of banks. His teaching interests include financial management, corporate finance, financial markets and institutions.


  • Graduate School Dean's Travel Award, Louisiana State University, 2017
  • James Gentry Case Competition in Corporate Finance, University of Illinois, 2011

  • Business Analyst - Business Advisory Group, Pulsar Knowledge Center Pvt. Ltd (June 2012- December 2012)
  • Equity Research Analyst, Analec Infotech. Pvt. Ltd (2011-2012)
  • Business Analyst/Research Consultant, Vercingetroix Technologies (2009-2010)
  • Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Incisive Media - Alternative Assets Division (2007-2009)
  • Research Analyst - Credit Research, Copal Partners (2005-2007)