Suresh Cuganesan

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  • Category: EMPA Faculty
  • Job Title: Deputy Dean - Students and External Partnerships
  • Organisation: University of Sydney Business School
  • Country: Australia

Areas of expertise

  • Strategy
  • Organisational design
  • Strategic financial management
  • Performance management and reporting

Find out more about ANZSOG's Executive Master of Public Administration

Suresh Cuganesan is currently Deputy Dean - Students and External Partnerships, at the University of Sydney Business School. Suresh specialises in the areas of strategy, organisational design and strategic financial management. He is also passionate about education that is fit-for-purpose and impactful given our changing society and workplace. Suresh’s current research areas investigate how technology and data innovations impact work and organisations; and, how organisations can achieve better outcomes through being more open, collaborative and transparent.

Prior to his academic career, Suresh worked in institutional banking and management consulting. He is also a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of AICD. More recently, Suresh was CEO of the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney. He has advised and consulted for organisations in financial services, energy, law enforcement, transport, government and recruitment services. Suresh has published numerous academic research articles in leading international and national journals and has been successful in generating over $2.5 million in external funding (including Australian Research Council Grants) for his research.

Suresh leads ANZSOG's Executive Master of Public Administration subject Public Financial Management.

Watch Suresh talk about his EMPA subject: Public financial management: 

Career Highlights:

  • Associate Dean (Student Success & Mobility), Business School, University of Sydney
  • CEO, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, University of Sydney.
  • Fellow, CPA Australia
  • Approximately $2.5M in grant income
  • Extensive consulting experience across business and government sectors
  • Over 25 years’ experience teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The latter includes Masters, MBA, and DBA levels.
  • Has received Dean’s Citations for Teaching for Post-Graduate Teaching at University of Sydney Business School and Macquarie Graduate School of Management
  • Post-experience Masters: Units delivered include Strategies for Growth at University of Sydney, Accounting for Management, Financial Management, and Business Performance Measurement and Management at MGSM, Macquarie University. In addition, he has taught in international settings (Singapore and Hong Kong).
  • Pre-experience master’s units: Units delivered comprise Accounting and Financial Management and Advanced Management Applications at University of Sydney and Managerial Accounting and Strategic Cost Management at Swinburne University.

ANZSOG programs

Suresh Cuganesan teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:

  • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
    - Public Financial Management