Dr. Sarpong-Kumankoma holds PhD (Finance), MBA (Finance) Thesis Option, and B.Sc. (Admin.) Accounting Option degrees from the University of Ghana Business School. He joined the Department of Finance as a Lecturer in 2006 and is currently their Head of Department (HOD). Prior to this he worked at the Finance Department of the Volta River Authority for several years. Since joining UGBS, he has taught various graduate and undergraduate courses in banking and finance. His recent research includes evaluating the effect of financial freedom on the competition-performance relationship in the banking sector. Emmanuel has supervised a large number of graduate and undergraduate student project works in finance and banking, and has publications in journals such as Journal of Property Research and Journal of Economic Studies.