Skip to main content

Dr Dina Ghanma

Lecturer in Finance

Postgraduate Programme Area Director
Programme Director: MSc Corporate Finance

Dina Ghanma jpeg


  • Corporate Finance, 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, 
  • Sustainable Finance, 
  • ESG and Socially Responsible Finance, 
  • Financial Crises, 
  • Equity Markets


ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

Dr Dina Ghanma is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance and the Director of Postgraduate-Taught Finance at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School.

Dina is responsible for the coordination of the PGT Finance Programme Area comprising seven MSc courses, working collaboratively with students and staff in ensuring high student satisfaction and aligning programme content to HE and professional standards including those of the CFA, CISI, and AACSB. She is also the Programme Director for the MSc in Corporate Finance pathway and teaches several of its core modules.

Dina is the Module Convenor for undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the areas of Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Sustainable Finance. She also supervises Finance dissertations on several topics, including Responsible Finance (CSR, SRI, ESG, etc.), Financial Crises, Equity Markets, and Volatility Modelling at the ICMA Centre and UCL School of Management. Dina is engaged in both Finance and pedagogical research, including funded experiment-based work in Behavioural Finance. Dina has won and been nominated for multiple Teaching Excellence Awards based on panel assessment of student nominations which commended her innovative engagement techniques and high level of subject-area expertise.

Dina earned her PhD in Finance on the role of ESG, social responsibility, and sustainability during financial crises and market downturns, supervised by Professor Simone Varotto, Dr Lisa Schopohl, and Dr Ioannis Oikonomou. Prior to this, Dina obtained her BSc in Finance and Investment Banking (Dean's Excellence Award for Top Performer) as well as her MSc in Financial Research (Distinction) from the ICMA Centre. During her time as a Teaching Assistant, Dina was the Seminar Convenor for modules like Financial Econometrics, Portfolio Management, and Securities, Futures and Options. Before joining the ICMA Centre as faculty, Dina was a Sessional Lecturer in Finance at Northeastern University London. Dina holds the CFA UK's Investment Management Certificate and is a candidate for the CFA charter.

Corporate Financial Modelling for Investment Banking

The module is designed to develop practical corporate financial modelling skills that can be applied in roles within corporations, investment banks, and investment firms. It provides a rigorous grounding on...

Module code: ICM512

Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting

This module aims to offer students an introduction to corporate finance theory and an appreciation of practical applications, including capital budgeting. The module will explore how management decisions relating to...

Module code: ICM405

Sustainable Finance

This module covers the basics of Sustainable Finance, covering applications in financing and investment activities. The Environmental, Social and Governance factors are covered, and the relevant policies and international regulations...

Module code: IC209

Corporate Finance

This module focuses on corporate value, considering how it is measured and how companies can create value through their strategies, financial decisions and governance practices. The module aims to offer...

Module code: IC201