Dr Rizwan Ahmed

The Department of Finance
Lecturer in Finance (Assistant Professor)
Programme Director, MSc Financial Management

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University House
116 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2TY

Dr. Rizwan Ahmed is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance at University of Birmingham. Before joining University of Birmingham, he has wide teaching and research experience in various UK Universities as a lecturer and seminar leader which includes Cardiff Business School, Birkbeck, University of London, University of Huddersfield, and University of Hull. It is worth mentioning that Rizwan is successfully holding Fellowship of HEA – UK in teaching. Rizwan has completed FinTech program from University of Oxford. He has also professional qualification from Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI-UK) and Associate Fellow Member of CISI-UK. He has also experience of research funding projects in UK and raised £200,000 with peer members from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) a joint project of University of Hull and University of Leicester.

Further, Rizwan has five years of professional banking experience in two different multinational financial institutions i.e. Summit bank and Bank Alfalah as Assistant Vice President (AVP) - Credits. He was analysing credit data and financial statements to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. His industry experience also appropriate to train all financial business professionals from SMEs or Corporate sector.

Rizwan welcomes enquiries pertaining to potential consultancy opportunity, corporate training, research collaboration or PhD supervision.


PhD – Finance, 2018
Hull University Business School, the University of Hull, UK 

FinTech – 2019
University of Oxford, Said Business School.

MSc-Finance, 2011
University of Bradford, School of Management, UK 

Professional Qualification: An Associate Member from Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), United Kingdom. (Membership number: 202936)

Postgraduate Research Diploma, 2015
University of Hull,  (UK)

Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, PgCERT, 2018
Coventry University

Master of Business Administration (MBA – Finance), 2006
Institute of Business Management 

Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA – Finance), 2005
Institute of Business Management


Academic Work Experience:

Lecturer in Finance, University of Birmingham; January 2019 – Present 

Lecturer in Finance, Coventry University; October 2016 - January 2019

Associate Lecturer in Finance, Cardiff Business School (Fixed term contract)

Associate Lecturer in Finance, Birkbeck, University of London (Fixed term contract)

Associate Lecturer in Finance, University of Huddersfield (Fixed term contract)

Associate Tutor in Accounting and Finance, University of Hull (Fixed term contract) 

Professional Experience:

Credit Risk Analyst, Bank Alfalah Limited (Foreign Bank), 2006-2011


Risk Analysis and Management (Postgraduate)

Applied Corporate Finance (Postgraduate)

Postgraduate supervision

Rizwan welcomes PhD applicants in the area of Asset pricing, liquidity impact, data analytics / machine learning related to stock markets and corporate governance.


Rizwan's current research interests include areas in Asset pricing, Liquidity impact on stock markets & bonds, Corporate Governance.


Chaudhry, S.M., Ahmed, R., Shafiullah, M. and Huynh, T.L.D (2020). The impact of carbon emissions on country risk: Evidence from the G7 economies. Journal of Environmental Management, 265, p.110533.

Rudkin, B. Kimani, D. Ullah, S., Ahmed, R. Farooq, S., (2018). The Hide-and-seek in corporate disclosure: Evidence from Negative corporate incidents, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Vol. 19 Issue: 1, pp.158-175. 

Ahmed, R., Qi, W., Ullah, S., Kimani, D. (2018) Determinants of Corporate Cash Holdings: An empirical study of Chinese Listed Firms, Corporate Ownership and Control, 15(3), pp. 57-65.

Ullah, S. Kimani, D, Ahmed, R. Bai, Y., (2018) Assessing the Design of Accounting Modules across UK Higher Educational Institutions, Cogent Business & Management, 5.