Associate Professor & Interim Dean


B.S., MSR Institute of Technology, 1987
M.B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1990
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1996

Chartered Financial Analyst

MBA Program
9 Campus Drive
Natchez, MS39120



Dr. Bhargava, an Associate Professor of Finance at Alcorn State University’s MBA program is a designated graduate faculty member. He received his doctoral degree in Finance from University of Alabama in 1996. Dr. Bhargava also holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering. He holds the designation of CFA or Chartered Financial Analyst. Vivek has published several papers in the field of Investment and Derivatives in nationally and internationally recognized journals including Financial Review, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, International Journal of Finance, European Journal of Finance, Research in Finance, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning and other journals. His paper titled "Do Price-Earnings Ratios Drive Stock Values?" is going to be published in the Fall 2006 issue of Journal of Portfolio Management, a top ranked practitioner oriented journal. Dr. Bhargava has made several presentations for various groups. In 2004 he presented a topic titled “An innovative approach for testing hedging effectiveness under FAS 133” at the Windy City Summit in Chicago where the target audience was comptrollers and treasurers. His paper, "A comparison of Symetric and Asymetric Hedging Strategies," won the Outstanding Paper in Futures and Options Award at the Southwest Finance Association meeting in 1997. Dr. Bhargava has been a full time faculty member since 1995 and an instructor since 1991. He was adjudged, Educator of the Year by Natchez Chamber of Commerce in 2006.
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