Member (Acting Dean)
PhD (Manchester), M.Com. (Accounting), B. Com Honours (Accounting), FCPA, FCMA
Professor Sheikh Rahman holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Manchester, UK. This qualification was preceded by a First-class Master’s 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, research and academic administration in some of the prestigious Australian and overseas private and public universities and higher education providers since 1990. His previous academic appointments include full Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Central Queensland University (7 years), Abu Dhabi University (2 years), University of Dubai (2 years) and Australian School of Management (1 year). He was also a Senior lecturer and Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance at the Swinburne Graduate School of Management (8 years), Senior Lecturer of Accounting & Finance at Monash University (4 years), Lecturer of Accounting at the University of New South Wales (4 years), and at the University of Waikato in New Zealand (2 years), Professor Rahman held senior academic administrative positions as the Academic Dean of the Ozford Institute of Higher education (3 years), Director of PhD program, Director of MBA program, School Research Coordinator, member of the School Executive Committee, Risk Management Committee, School Academic Board, and Ethics Sub-Committee of the Swinburne Graduate School of Management, and Swinburne University’s Higher Degrees Committee, AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation Committee.
Professor Sheikh Rahman’s research papers have been published in reputable ‘A’ and ‘A⃰ ’ ranking international refereed journals. 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). He was also awarded the Best Author award from the American Academy of Business. He has supervised 12 PhD students and more than 20 Masters students to successful completion of their degrees. Professor Rahman is an experienced PhD examiner who has examined PhD theses from a number of Australian and overseas universities. Professor Rahman was a member of the Governing Board and Academic Board of the Ozford Institute of Higher Education (3 years), Academic Board of the Stott’s Colleges for 3 years, and member of the Academic Board, Course Advisory Committee and Learning and Teaching Committee of the Syme Business School.