Satyajit Karnik

Assistant Professor of Instruction

  • Finance
Office: Alter Hall 427
Phone: 215.204.7016

Satyajit Karnik is assistant professor of finance at the Fox School of Business. His teaching specialty lies in the fields of Derivatives and Risk Management. At the Fox School he has received the Faculty of the Year awards for the past three consecutive years in the MS programs in Finance.

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Prior to joining Temple he was Vice President of Research at the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He has taught at the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY and at the Gabelli School of Management at Fordham University. At Zicklin he was nominated for distinguished teaching award. Dr. Karnik has held several positions in the finance industry, primarily in the field of fixed income. He managed the analytics at Option One Mortgage Corp. in California and was responsible for developing default and prepayment models among other statistical analysis. While in California he taught finance at the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine and at the Graziado School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Dr. Karnik earned his Master’s degree in mathematics from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in India. He served as a research analyst at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. Dr. Karnik earned both a Masters degree in Applied Economics and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 2000.

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty of the Year award in Financial Engineering (2015)
  • Faculty of the Year award in Investment Management (2015)
  • Faculty of the Year award in Financial Engineering (2013).
  • Faculty of the Year award in Financial Analysis and Risk Management (2014).


Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
  • Quantitative Fixed Income
  • Derivative valuation
  • Value-at-Risk
  • Risk Measurement
  • Quantitative Risk Modes
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Financial Management