Kenneth Bigel

Kenneth  Bigel

Joined Stern 1994

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-194
New York, NY 10012



Dr. Bigel was formerly a fixed income analyst in the International Banking Department of the Bankers Trust Company (now DeutscheBank), analyzing international wholesale loans and debt instruments, and a graduate of its Institutional Credit Training Program. He later was affiliated with the Ford Motor Company, conducting investment analysis and planned car profits analysis, annual budgeting, and strategic planning. Subsequently, he worked as a senior portfolio manager attached to the wealth management division of Prudential Securities. He was formerly registered under Series 3, 7, 15, 24, 63, and 65. He operated an independent Wealth Management practice, which he sold in 1999.

As an independent consultant, he was involved in numerous high-profile cases including Enron. Dr. Bigel has conducted executive education programs for Morgan Stanley Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, UBS, Lehman Brothers, CIBC, G.X. Clarke & Co. (now part of Goldman Sachs), and China CITIC Bank. He currently serves on the Financial Industry Regulatory Association’s Board of Arbitrators. His extensive published research relates to Financial Ethics and Moral Development, Behavioral Finance, and Political Economy. He has been teaching college and graduate level finance courses since 1989. He has, so far, published two online textbooks (Introduction to Financial Analysis and Corporate Finance) with a third now in review (Fixed Income Mathematics) and expected in late 2024.

Dr. Bigel has been interviewed on American radio, was a visiting scholar at Sichuan University and at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, and has appeared on Chinese television. When not at NYU, he is professor of Finance and Business Ethics at Touro University, and chair of the Business Department at its Lander College for Men division.

His wife and their three children reside in New York City. He enjoys reading, playing 60’s guitar, seeing his students succeed professionally, and watching his kids grow and prosper.

Research Interests

  • Financial ethics
  • Ethical psychology

Courses Taught

  • Professional Responsibility & Leadership

Academic Background

Ph.D., Business Education and Financial Ethics
NYU Steinhardt

M.B.A, Finance
NYU Stern

B.A, Philosophy and Mathematics
Brooklyn College

International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners

One-year program
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Areas of Expertise


  • Business Ethics