Management Practice Associate Professor (Finance)
Fellow of Hughes Hall
MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)
My research interests include behavioural finance and capital structure decisions, risk governance, the comparative advantages of oil and gas companies, the link between carbon emissions and economic growth, and the effect of hosting international sporting events on the construction and tourism sectors in the BRICs.
I’m a member of the Finance subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which focuses on the investment and financial decisions of firms and financial institutions.
News and insights
Dr Othman Cole of Cambridge Judge Business School speaks about the "resource curse" afflicting some developing countries, and how to reform public-private infrastructure initiatives. Dr Othman Cole, Senior Faculty in Management Practice (Finance) at Cambridge Judge Business School, was featured this month in an article on the University of Cambridge website in conjunction with Black History Month. Researchers including Othman, a native of Sierra Leone, spoke about their inspirations and motivations, and their route to Cambridge. Othman earned his MPhil in Finance and PhD in Management Studies at the University of Cambridge, and currently serves as Deputy Director of the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge and is a Fellow of Hughes Hall. His research and teaching at Cambridge Judge focuses on behavioural finance and capital structure decisions, with a focus on energy companies and their impact on the economies of developing nations. He has also been a candidate for the Cambridge City Council, and is active in Conservative Party politics in the UK. Othman spoke about the challenges facing developing countries with energy resources such as oil and gas, and how they can make the most of this God-given but finite bounty to best serve their populations: Some developing…
Cambridge TV | 9 September 2016
What opportunities are there for British businesses after Brexit? Dr Othman Cole, Senior Faculty in Management Practice and Deputy Director of the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge, says acquisitions of UK businesses by overseas companies can bring benefits. “Businesses in the UK are seen as attractive targets for foreign buyers. It shows that these are strong, well-run businesses with a significant growth potential.”