Shriya Shekhar

Shriya Shekhar


Ph.D. Student



Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 448
Detroit, MI 48201

Shriya Shekhar

Academic Programs

  • Finance


Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, MBA, Finance
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, USA, MBA, Spring exchange
Miranda House, Delhi University, India, B.A. Honors Economics

Research and teaching interests

  • Research
    • Executive behavior and decision making
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Capital structure choices
    • Debt maturity structure
    • IPOs
  • Teaching
    • Business Finance




Shriya Shekhar is pursuing her Ph.D. in Finance at Mike Ilitch School of Business, Wayne State University. Her research interests include IPO underpricing, bank monitoring, M&A value creation and executive decision making. She teaches undergraduate (Finance) courses.

She has about eight years of experience in financial services and analytics and has worked at firms such as Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India LLP and CRISIL, a Standard & Poor’s company. She has worked for clients including banks, NBFCs, microfinance institutions and investment management firms. She has worked on projects involving portfolio compliance, credit risk assessment, structured finance ratings, shortfall estimation, credit enhancement sizing, and surveillance of rated instruments.

Shriya lives in Shelby Township, MI with her husband. She enjoys reading and travel.



  •  Iskandar-Datta, M., & Shekhar, S. (2020). Do insider CFOs deliver better acquisition performance? Journal of Business Research, 118, 240–252.


Graduate Student Assistantship, Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer Semesters, 2017-2018
Graduate Research Assistantship, Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer Semesters, 2018-2019
Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship, Fall and Winter Semesters, 2019-2020

Courses taught by Shriya Shekhar

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021