Dr. Moses Nyangu is a researcher, consultant, and lecturer in development finance at Strathmore University Business School. He holds a PhD in Development Finance from University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. His Ph.D. thesis sought to investigate: “The Dynamics and Implications of Market Power, Bank Efficiency and Bank Risk-Taking Behaviour in the East African Community”.
He has a Master of Commerce – Finance specialization from Strathmore University, and a first-class degree in Bachelor of Arts (Economics with IT) from Maseno University, Kenya. He is a member to a number of professional bodies which include: Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD), African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA), and Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA).
Dr. Nyangu possesses more than 10 years of extensive financial analysis and research experience having worked and trained with international organizations in four countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Germany, and South Africa). He has widely consulted and guided entrepreneurs in developing sound financial management skills across various disciplines such as working capital management, financial planning, budgeting, internal controls, and risk management. He possesses excellent skills in determining efficiency and productivity analysis which aids in performance evaluation of organizations. While undertaking his PhD, he worked as research and writing consultant at Stellenbosch University Writing Lab between 2019-2021. Prior to joining Strathmore in 2012, he briefly worked with the largest bank in East Africa in terms of asset base – Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Tax Justice Network – Africa (TJN-A), and National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), where valuable skills in financial management, preparation of financial & procurement policies, budget formulation, and verification of claims were gained.
His research interest lies in development finance and economics, especially how development finance interventions can catalyse access to finance to the small and medium enterprises (SMES) to spur economic growth and reduce the poverty levels in developing economies. Currently, he is carrying out various research studies in the area of financial institutions and markets with application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) on measurement of efficiency and productivity analysis. He has presented several papers at national and international finance conferences. He has also published research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as International Journal of Emerging Economies, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance among others.
Dr. Nyangu is the academic lead for the Bachelor of Financial Services degree program at SBS. He facilitates various finance modules like Financial Markets and Institutions, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Derivatives Market, Financial Risk Management, Investment Analysis, Public Finance and Taxation, Managerial Finance, and Development Finance in both graduate and undergraduate programs. He is also involved with training Executive Education Programmes at the Business School on finance-related courses.