Professor Sheikh Rahman


Professor Sheikh Rahman


Academic Dean


M.Com., PhD (Manchester), FCPA, CMA


Professor Sheikh Rahman holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Manchester, UK. His other tertiary qualifications include a First class Masters degree and a First class Bachelor of Honours degree
majoring in Accounting. He was a recipient of the British government’s Commonwealth Scholarship, and Dean’s scholarship at the University of Manchester. He is also a Fellow of CPA Australia and CMA Australia.

Professor Rahman has been engaged in teaching and research in Australian universities since 1990. His previous academic senior appointments were at the University of Waikato, University of New South Wales, Monash University, Swinburne University (Associate Professor) and full Professor position in the Central Queensland University, Abu Dhabi University, University of Dubai and Australian School of Management.
Professor Rahman held senior academic positions as Director of PhD program, Director of MBA program, Director of Master of Business program, School Research Coordinator, member of University’s Higher Degrees Committee, Ethics subcommittee, AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation Committee at various universities.

His research papers have been published in reputable international journals, such as, ABACUS, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance, Review of Accounting and Finance, among others. So far he has supervised 12 PhD students to successful completion of their degrees.

Sheikh Rahman is the recipient of Academic Excellence award for Best Paper from the London-based journal rating agency ANBAR in 1999 for his paper on United Nations published in the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), and also the Best Author award from the American Academy of Business.

Professor Rahman was a member of the Academic Board of the Stott’s Colleges for 3 years, member of the Academic Board, Course Advisory Committee and Learning and Teaching Committee of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) of Australia. He was also a member of the School Executive Committee and school Academic Board of the Graduate School of Management at Swinburne University for 8 years.