Michael is a lecturer with the Victoria University Business School and has been employed at Victoria University for 28 years. He has teaching knowledge and experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Michael started his career in Chartered Accounting at an accounting services firm where he worked in business services. He then joined Western Institute, which later merged with Footscray Institute to become Victoria University.

He has taught and coordinated Finance units both domestically and offshore. These units include:

  • corporate finance
  • business finance
  • investments
  • financial markets.

He has also co-supervised a PhD to completion and is currently a principal supervisor for a DBA candidate.

Michael’s research interests are in the areas of financial literacy in planning for retirement and behavioural aspects of saving for retirement. These interests are reflected in both his PhD and journal publications.

Teaching responsibilities



Principal supervisor 1 DBA candidate:  Paul Moran, Do individual’s Expectation about Asset Returns Produce Rational Financial Behaviours?

Co-supervisor PhD completion: Eileen O’Leary,  Optimisation of Retirement benefits for Australians.


Refereed journal articles

Ntalianis, M. and Wise, V. (2011) The Role of Financial Education in Retirement Planning, Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 5(2), pp. 23-37

Ntalianis, M. and Wise, V. (2009) Behavioural finance theory: implications for retirement savings, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, pp. 335-352, inderscience publishers, Olney, England

Ntalianis, M. and Wise, V. (2009) The influence of educational resources on superannuation investment choices, Deakin Business Review, pp. 32-39, Deakin University, Burwood, Vic.

View more of Michael's publications in VU's Research Repository.

Industry experience

  • Chartered Accountant.

Professional membership

  • Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) - Fellow.

Areas of expertise

  • Financial literacy in retirement wealth planning
  • Behavioural aspects of saving for retirement

Contact details

(03) 9919 5048