Muhammad Khawar FCCA

Muhammad Khawar

Dubai Campus
Associate Professor

Contact details

University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799

Muhammad is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Programme Director of MSc Accounting and Finance in Birmingham Business School Dubai. Previously, he was an Associate Professor and Programme Director of MSc International Accounting and Finance at the University of Bradford, UK. In addition, Muhammad is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).


PhD in Accounting/Taxation 2020

Postgraduate Certificate in Research (PGR) 2017

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PCET) 2013

Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) 2009

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Business IT 2008

BSc. (Hons) in Applied Accounting 2006

BA in Economics 2004


Before moving to Dubai in 2022, Muhammad has taught in the UK since 2005 and has obtained an advanced level teaching qualification covering both Further Education and Higher Education dimensions of academia in the country. He holds the qualification of a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with a specialization in auditing, and as such, he has been actively involved in teaching professional qualifications and collaborating with professional bodies within the academic and administrative context. 

Since 2009, Muhammad has been associated with an accountancy practice. His teaching approach benefits from his diverse educational background, including a first degree in Economics, a specialization in auditing during his professional studies, and recent research in Taxation. This multidisciplinary approach to teaching has received high praise from his students for its engagement, depth of understanding, and students' achievements. 

In his teaching role, Muhammad sees himself as a facilitator for students, aiming to promote independent and differential learning. His focus is on ensuring student satisfaction and fostering achievements that go beyond mere qualifications.


Audit (BSc Accounting and Finance Dubai)

Accounting Theory and Policy (MSc Accounting and Finance Dubai)

Professional Integrity and the Reflective Practitioner (MSc Accounting and Finance Dubai)

Dissertation (MSc Accounting and Finance Dubai)


Research interests

Corporate Taxation, Corporate Governance, Environmental Taxation, Tax Education 

 Current projects

Tax Education in GCC universities

Effectiveness of the environmental taxation in the UK

Corporate governance and corporate tax planning

Other activities

As part of his professional accountancy engagements, Muhammad has been closely connected with the local accountants' community. He was invited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to present his research and teaching interests at their annual gatherings. Muhammad's engagements were acknowledged with the Bradford Teaching Fellow Award, which significantly contributed to his achievement of the Senior Fellow membership of HEA (SFHEA).


Hearn, B., Kaur, J., Khawar, M. & Mohr, A., 2021, Nonexecutive direct influence on informational asymmetries in offshore financial centres, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 

Hearn, B., Mohr, A., Khawar, M., & Kaur, J. (2021). Nonexecutive director influence on informational asymmetries in offshore financial centres. In Handbook on Corporate Board Decision-Making, Ed. by O. Marnet. Edgar Elgar Publishing: London, UK

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