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Ms Anita Krishnan ACMA,CGMA, MBA,

Deputy Head of School (Education), Director of Undergraduate Programmes,Principal Teaching Fellow

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Anita is the Deputy Head of School for Undergraduate Education (DHOSE) and the Director of Programmes (DoP) for Undergraduate programmes at the Southampton Business School (SBS).

Anita is a qualified accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA, CGMA) and has almost two decades of professional experience in external audit, internal audit, accounting and compliance, predominantly in large listed stockbroking companies. Following that, Anita embarked on her academic career in the University of Surrey thirteen years ago and has extensive experience in teaching professional as well as university studies in the UK and Asia. Her teaching interests are largely related to Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Management Accounting at Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and MBA levels with research interest in Governance, Gender and Corporate Performance.

Anita is a member of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Examination Board and is an External Examiner for the Professional level Management Accounting paper for the Association of International Accountants (AIA). She is an External Examiner in other Higher Education Institutions in the UK. Anita is also a Non-Executive Trustee of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

Anita is the chair of the University External Examiner Scrutiny Group (EESG) and sits on various policy-making committees in the university like the Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC), the Consumer Protection Committee (Competition and Market Authorities related), the Collaborative Provision Committee (related to all international collaborations) and was a member of Senate. She also sits on the University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) Liaison Committee.

Anita has vast experience in leading curriculum design of both UG and PG education. She has oversight of the execution of quality teaching and learning as well as student experience in the school. Anita has also been actively involved in the design of programmes offered in the branch campus, UoSM and is the Chair of the Board of Examiners for both the UG SBS in UK and UoSM. Anita has led the working group for Assurance of Learning (AoL) in the attainment of AACSB accreditation. 

Under her leadership of UG education and student experience, with a focus on establishing strategic objectives, compliance and due diligence, Anita has made pivotal improvements in the SBS NSS and Guardian League Tables performance. The Guardian League Tables rankings rose from 76th position in 2018 to 19th in 2021 for Business, Management and Marketing and from 56th position in 2018 to 14th in 2021 for Accounting & Finance under her leadership.

Module Leader for:

  • Financial Accounting 2 (UG)
  • Accounting and Control (PG)
  • Accounting for Corporate Performance (PG)
Ms Anita Krishnan
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/3011

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