Title: Professor, College of Business & Management

Campus: Fremont, Calif.

Mark Rasiah is a professor at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, teaching highly applicable real-world business courses in finance, marketing, economics, statistics, and accounting.

Over 20 years of experience at the executive and director level within government, industry and non-profits contributes to Mr. Rasiah’s teaching excellence. This experience includes extensive familiarity in municipal and local governmental financing while a part of the financial team for the city of San Jose, as well as his time in the private sector - United Airlines and Hewlett Packard, among others.

Mr. Rasiah has continued his contributions to the field, extending prior research on mutual fund performance to the most recent bull and bear markets by examining the performance of the ten largest small cap stock mutual funds.

Additionally, Mr. Rasiah serves as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), a professional body based in the United Kingdom offering training and qualification in management accountancy. Focused on accounting for business, Mr. Rasiah’s participation with CIMA provides a solid sounding board for students, who find his understanding of the professional realm an invaluable part of their education.

Mr. Rasiah holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) in addition to a master’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. 

Thought Leadership

-       Increasing government oversight of financial institutions worldwide will lead to the formation of government run “commercial banks,” offering basic savings and mortgage products to the public similar to how the government runs healthcare options. Such institutions will compete with the private sector due growing pressure to return to free market capitalism.

-       Due to national debt levels and reduced tax revenues, the federal government may even restructure the Federal Reserve, making the launch of this type of a bank a necessity as the only “bank” that will be FDIC insured.

-       As there will be no further government bailouts, all other banks will have to re-price their risk, in order to lure customers, continuing this domino effect of the private sector.

-       Advanced information retrieval and analysis skills, as well as strong quantitative and conceptual skills, will be crucial as changes and reforms continue in the coming years.

-       Future developments in technology will include powerful computing tools that will be used to analyze and interpret changes across the entire global financial landscape, much like those used in weather forecasting. The average finance student will have access to these tools and will be able to develop real time models to profit from changes in asset prices, increasing the effectiveness of both bachelor’s and master’s education.

To schedule an interview with Mark R. Rasiah, please contact Colleen Coors at 312-861-5267 or colleen.coors@mslgroup.com.


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