Cordina, Renzo


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Renzo Cordina is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance within the Accounting & Finance discipline in the School of Business since 2014.  After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Malta and an internship at KPMG, Renzo obtained a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Strathclyde (with Distinction).  Thereafter Renzo completed a PhD in Accounting and Finance entitled 'Intangibles in a Venture Capital Setting' at the same university.  He has published in a number of peer reviewed journals, including the British Accounting Review, R&D Management & International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Renzo is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Internal Responsibilities

Assessment Lead (Undergraduate - Accounting & Finance) [2019-]

Senior Advisor of Studies (Undergraduate)

BSc & MA Liasion for Accounting & Finance modules

Early career member of the Research & Knowledge Exchange committee

Member of the Undergraduate Senate Appeals Committee

First Year Co-Ordinator [2014-2018]

Learning & Teaching Lead (Accounting & Finance) [2015-2017]

Quality Lead (Accounting & Finance) [2015-2017]

External Affiliations

Member of the RADMA Association
Member of the British Accounting and Finance Association 
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) - (academic route)

Ad-hoc reviewer for:

R&D Management
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Qualitative Research in Financial Markets
Entrepreneurship Research Journal
Journal of Management Inquiry


2016 - School of Social Sciences Teaching & Good Practice Awards - Early Career Lecturer

2016, 2018, 2020 - Student Led Teaching Awards - nomination 


BU12001 - Introductory Management Accounting (module leader)

BU21001 - Financial Decision Analysis

BU22002 - Intermediate Management Accounting (module leader)

BU30003 - Advanced Management Accounting (module leader)

BU51004 - Professional Management Accounting

BU52047 - Venture Capital and Private Equity


Research Interests

  • Management accounting
  • Intangible assets
  • Venture Capital
  • Patenting

Research Grants

  • ICAS Seedcorn grant for project entitled 'Investment in Companies with Intangible Assets' (£554)  (with Dr. Julia A. Smith)
  • University of Strathclyde Business School and Department of Accounting and Finance co-funding scheme for continuation work on the project entitled 'Investment in Companies with Intangible Assets'; (with Dr Julia A. Smith) (£2500)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Intangibles in a venture capital setting, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 2014

Master of Science, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Accounting, University of Malta

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Malta

Award Date: 1 Dec 2007

External positions

External Examiner, Newcastle University

1 Sept 201931 Aug 2023


  • HF5601 Accounting
  • T201 Patents. Trademarks
  • HG Finance
  • Venture Capital
  • Entrepreneurship


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