Faculty of Business and Economics
The Faculty of Business and Economics offers you the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the factors that affect wealth
Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Economics at Al-Quds University (AQU). Our faculty is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instructions, scientific research, and extension in business economics, business administration, accounting, finance, marketing as well as dual study programs in business administration and digital business. In 2018, AQU has signed an Agreement with the Institute of Competitiveness and Strategy at Harvard Business School for academic and research cooperation. The faculty members at AQU took part in several Faculty Workshops, Microeconomics of Competitiveness, Harvard Business School. As a result, AQU has already developed a promising and pioneer master’s program in “Competitiveness and Development Economics.” However, the faculty strives to be a world-class institution that can serve as an active catalyst to satisfy the current and future labor market needs by having highly qualified graduates. Most of the graduates have moved directly into employment in private or public organizations, in addition to other graduates who have been able to join their Ph.D. programs in prestigious international universities.
The vision of our faculty is to be a leading and highly respected faculty for its excellence in teaching, quality of research, and professional services. The faculty aspires to: (1) uphold high standards of academic performance, (2) respect students and provide them with quality education, (3) promote employment opportunities for students, (4) maintain a collegial work environment and (5) interact with the greater community and sustain improvement.
The mission is to support the missions of Al-Quds University by (1) providing quality instruction to students to prepare them for successful careers, (2) enhancing their knowledge through theoretical, applied and problem-oriented research for the benefit of students, faculty, and programs, and (3) offering service to the university and greater community and to advance knowledge in offered fields at the faculty.
The overall objective of our faculty is to provide both under and graduate students with rigorous and critical programs in theoretical and empirical studies. To achieve the main aim, our curricula are designed to: (1) provide a firm grounding in modern theory, (2) instill the capacity for independent thought about policies and problems, (3) develop the capacity for quantitative research, and (4) provide basic descriptive knowledge about Palestine and internationally.
Our top priority and first endeavor in the Faculty of Business and Economics is to occupy a prominent and distinguished position not only in Palestine but also in the region.
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim M. Awad
Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Business & Economics
Established in 2002, the Faculty of Business and Economics has rapidly become the most unique and distinguished of its kind in Palestine. We offer academic programs that are comparable to those offered by leading Higher Education Institutions in Palestine, as well as abroad.
Our faculty aims to provide students with a strong base of education in accounting, business administration and economics that will equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge for any of these chosen fields. It combines theory with real world applications, to develop a professional workforce.
In an unsteady economic climate, our business and economics programs have been designed to be adaptable to the needs of society, and train professionals to meet the urgent needs of the Palestinian community.
A variety of teaching and training methods are in use by the Institute of Business & Economics, with the objectives of achieving enhancing leadership abilities and improving analytical skills. In addition to formal lectures, students have to analyze case studies and prepare assignments. Students also participate in real-world events and attend applied workshops.
In the past, our graduates have gone on to have extremely successful careers. Our graduates go on to help business organizations in Palestine, and competitive contenders in global business market.
Over the past four decades, unfair policies practiced by Israeli Occupation Authorities have eroded the competitiveness of the Palestinian Economy. Therefore, we as a faculty must look for innovative ways to educate a new generation of business leaders to meet the economic changes of the world. We look to nurture students talents into those who are capable of integrating the Palestinian economy into the economies of rest of the region.
A university lecturer for more than 14 years of teaching experience at Palestinian universities. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Applied of Economics and a Master’s degree in Economics from Birzeit University. She received a scholarship to study for a master’s degree in economics and worked as teaching assistant during the period 2002-2004 at Birzeit University, and after obtaining a master’s degree in economics, she worked as a teacher in the Department of Mathematics during the period 2002-2008. Since joining as a faculty member at Al-Quds University, she has been committed to helping Al-Quds University students develop their full potential in their studies.
- Scholarship for a Master’s Degree 2002-2004 / Birzeit University – Ramallah
- Award for the best research group at the level of Al-Quds University 2017 / Al-Quds University – Abu Dis
- Active Researcher Award at the level of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Al-Quds University 2018 / Al-Quds University – Abu Dis
- Certificate of participation in the conference of preparing the Arab teacher knowledge and professionally 2016 / Al-Zaytoonah University – Jordan
- Certificate of participation in the International Conference on Science and Education 2015/ Antalya – Turkey
- Publishing several research papers related to the economics knowledge.
I am Assistant Professor in Al-Quds University (Palestine), where I teach Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Human Resource Management and Strategic Management. My research is focused on Operations management, Supply Chain and Dynamic capabilities, with publications in International journals
Lecturer of economics, at Business and Economics Faculty, at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. He holds a MA in Economics in the year 2000 from Birzeit University and B.sc in Economics and Political Science in the year 2003 also from Birzeit University.
Since 2006, Mr. Zarir taught the following courses at undergraduate level: Principal of macroeconomics, Principal of microeconomics, Statistics for business, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, International Trade, & Economic development. Also, the following courses in the graduate level: Introduction to Economic Science & Introduction to Economic Theory.
In addition to his academic expertise, Mr. Zarir was the head of Fiscal Unit-Budgetary and Finance Affairs Committee at the Palestinian Legislative Council PLC from 2002- 2005.
Akram Rahhal is an associate professor in accounting department of business and economics school at Alquds university, the main subjects is delivered are Taxation, Cost and Managerial Accounting in addition to Financial Accounting. Dr. Rahhal was dean of business school for 5 years, chairman of accounting department, manager and former of internal control unit and director of human resources department in Alquds university. In 2008, Dr. Rahhal got his PhD from Hacettepe University in Turkey, Master from Alquds University and Bachelor degree from Bethlehem University in the field of Accounting. Before his joining to administrative and academic staff of Alquds University he was an accountant at Palestinian Telecommunication Company (Paltel). He has several publication in field of managerial accounting and taxation at international refereed journals
Firas Barakat is a lecturer in accounting at the Al-Quds University/Faculty of Business and economic. Before joining the Faculty of Business and economic in August 2015, Barakat also worked accounting director at The Al-Quds University. Dr. Barakat holds a PhD in Accounting from Granada University in Spain and in 2003 holds MA in Accounting from Al-Quds University, in addition to a B.sc in Accounting from Al Najah University in 2000. He has taught a wide range of accounting modules. His research interests are in the area of corporate governance, corporate transparency, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility.
A Publications and Conference attendance
- Barakat F et al (2013) Corporate social responsibility disclosure (CSRD) determinants of listed companies in Palestine (PXE) and Jordan (ASE). Rev Manag Sci, DOI 10.1007/s11846-014-0133-9
- Corporate governance and transparency in developing countries: the case of listed companies in Palestine and Jordan. XVI Encuentro ASEPUC.June-2014. Murcia. Spain
- Corporate social responsibility disclosure (CSRD) determinants of listed companies in Palestine (PXE) and Jordan (ASE). XVI Encuentro AECA. September 2014. Leiria-Portugal
- Corporate social responsibility disclosure (CSRD) determinants of listed companies in Palestine (PXE) and Jordan (ASE). Workshop in accounting. June 2013, Sevilla-Spain
- THE IMPACT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ON INTERNET FINANCIAL REPORTING: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM PALESTIN International Journal of Accounting & Finance Review 5 (4).2020
- IMPEDIMENTS FOR ISSUING SUKUK BONDS FOR IMPROVING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN PALESTIN nternational Journal of Sukuk and Waqf Research.2020
- The Effect of Using Accounting Measurement Bases (Cash and Accrual) on the Performance of the Industrial Companies Listed on Palestine Stock Exchange.International Journal of Financial Research 12 (No 3 (2021)
- the Extent of Achieving the Competitive Advantage of the Organizations-The Small Business Sector-The Natural Cosmetics Sector-In Light of the Factors of Porter’s Model (Case …).2021
Dr Ateeq obtained his B.sc degree in (Commerce/Accounting ) from King A. Aziz University in 1985, and his (MCom/Accounting &Finance) form Aligarh Muslim University and PhD degrees in (Commerce/ Accounting ) from the University of Rajasthan, India in 1989, and 1994, respectively.
Currently, he is Associate Professor in Accounting at the Faculty of Business and Finance , Al-Quds University of Jerusalem and aPACPA member since 2017 . Formerly, he was an academic staff member in Master of Accounting and Taxation Program , the Institute of Business and Economics. He was a visiting Assoc. Professor at the Department of Accounting, An-najah National University for 2015-2016 and Assistant Prof. in Department of Accounting, Faculty of Business &Economics, Applied Science University,Amman,Jordan from 1994-1998.
His academic record includes published articles in the areas of Auditing, taxation and Accounting in international refereed journals. He has supervised and an examined many master degree dissertations in accounting ,taxation ,and auditing within the campus and in other national universities.
Prof. Ibrahim M Awad currently serves as a dean and a full professor of business economics and econometrics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at Al-Quds University. He is also an Affiliate with Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, USA. Dr. Awad earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Leipzig, Germany, in 2010. Prof. Awad has been selected to win the DAAD scholarship, “Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists in Germany 2022”, so he is currently on a scientific visit to Ruhr-University Bochum from 30-May-2022 to 1-Sep-2022.
His research interests focus on business economics, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, development economics, and resource economics. He has not solely published or forthcoming many papers in refereed international journals but also participated in several international and world conferences in economics and business. He has been awarded the Distinguished Researcher Award of Al-Quds University many times.
Prof. Awad was a visiting scholar at Iowa State University and Ruhr-University Bochum. In addition, he visited several international universities, namely: Harvard Business School, London Kings College, Technical University of Munich, Karlsruhe University, Gottingen University, Technical University of Mannheim, Technical University of Aachen, and Meyrick University.
Prof. Awad has obtained several memberships: Economic Research Forum (ERF); Editorial Team of Eastern Journals: Eastern Journal of Applied Economics; The Academic-Keys Who’s Who in Business Higher Education (WWBHE); and European Water Resources Association (EWRA). He is also working as a reviewer for several international refereed journals in business and economics.
Prof. Awad is one of the principal co-founders of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Al-Quds University. He was appointed vice dean and head of the Economics Department at Al-Quds University for two different periods from 2004 – 2007 and 2011 – 2013. He joined the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Al-Quds University in 2002 as a full-time economics instructor. Dr. Awad was also a full-time Ph.D. student and researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, the University of Leipzig in Germany from Aug. 2007 – Jan. 2011.
Mahmoud K Eljafari obtained his B.sc degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Jordan in 1980, and his M.A and PhD degrees in Economics/ Agricultural Economics from the University of Mississippi and university Missouri- Columbia, U.S in 1982, and 1986, respectively.
Currently, he is Professor of Economics at AlQuds University of Jerusalem, the former Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Director of the Institute of Business and Economics. In addition, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Business –Islamic University-Gaza.
He was a visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, as well as at the University of Toronto, Canada and recently, the University of Florence -Italy. He was a visiting Professor at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann- Arbor. He was awarded the Shoman prize for the year 1994 as the best young economist in the Arab World. In addition, he was a member in the Palestinian Monetary Authority Board. Besides that, he is a member in the Advisory Committee of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. In addition, he was one of the one of the Best World-wide Business Schools in the years 2008-2009, granted by EDUNIVERSAL, FRANCE.
He has published several articles in the areas of agricultural economics, international trade, economics of education and labor economics in international refereed journals. He is a research Fellow at the ERF in Cairo, Egypt and at MAS, Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute in Ramallah, Palestine. He is a member in the Steering Committee, FemiseNet Work (Marseille, France.
Mohammad Bargouthi obtained was born in 1969 in Ramallah. He obtained his bachelor degree in computer science and mathematics from the Al-Quds University in 1998, and his M.A degree in administration and the second M.A degree in economics from Al-Quds university and Birziet University, in 2010, and 2014, respectively.
Barghouthi held the position of Minister of Labor in the tenth Palestinian government and Minister of Local Government in the eleventh Palestinian government.
Currently, Burgouthi is an instructor at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, the former Head of Business Administration and Marketing Department.
He has a wide experience profile in human resource management. He is mainly interested and involved in training in this area; currently, Bargouthi is a trainer of human resource management in many companies and qualified at different business fields.
He Taught many courses such as human resource management, total quality management, operations management, research management in addition to the principles of business management and other elective courses.
Mohammad is a doctoral student and he is a candidate of PhD degree in administration from Indiana Pennsylvania in U.S.A.
university in Canada, he also got his BA in Business Administration from Lakehead University, Canada, then got his MA in Financial Services Underwriting form Seneca university in Canada. Mr. Mohammed also got his MSc in Financial Management from the UK. Mr. Bayyoud has more than 15 years of experience in Financial Management and well-honed expertise in financial management needs analysis and evaluation, assessment of businesses’ core operational procedures. Mr. Bayyoud served as owner and Director of Bayyoud’s Financial & Consultancy Services London, UK, (2014-2018). Mr. Bayyoud has also worked over the years in different high positions such as consultant, Business Director, credit grantor and advisor in Canada and UK. Mr. Bayyoud has got several professional certificates:
- Certified Residential Underwriter (CRU) the Real Estate of Canada 1999
- Certified in Mortgage Lending for Residential Housing (CMHC) 1998
- Accredited Financial Analyst AFA, by the Global Management and Finance, USA (2015)
Currently he is Head of Finance & Banking Department at Al Quds University, Jerusalem
He has published several articles in the areas of Finance and Risk management, he is also the author of the Financial Risk Management Book which was published in 2021.
Muhammed Shariah received his bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1983 from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and an MBA in 2001 from Jerusalem University. He has received numerous management courses at European and American universities and various international organizations.
He has worked in high-level management positions in many government ministries, Non-Governmental organizations, private companies and the academic sector. He is now a full-time lecturer in the Business Administration Department of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Al Quds University / Abudis, and has served as a former chairman of the department and a member of the Faculty Council and academic council and chaired several university committees. He also worked as a part-time lecturer at Palestine Ahliya University and participated in consultancy activities at Hebron, Bethlehem and Al Najah National Universities and also works as a trainer in various business and management fields and as an accredited administrative consultant for many institutions.
He has many participations in local, regional and international conferences, seminars and workshops related to the economic development of Palestine, many of which have been organized and managed by him. He has also participated as a consultant in a number of activities, research and studies in industry, development, evaluation, strategic planning and capacity-building. He has delivered many training courses in various management topics, including; human resources development, time management, project management, project proposal writing, small business establishment and management, business communications and production management. His interests are currently focused on research, studies, consulting and training in several fields, as well as in the development of higher education.
Nidal Darwish was born in Palestine, and he received the Ph.D. degree in economics and management of technology from the University of Bergamo in Italy, and the master degree in business administration from Al-Quds University in Palestine, and B.A in business administration from Bethlehem University in Palestine. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Al-Quds University, Palestine. He is also Chair of Business Administration and Marketing department, and MBA program Coordinator. His main areas of research interests are entrepreneurship, family business, developing countries, international business, high – growth firms, and marketing. Moreover, he has a great deal of experience in teaching since he has worked in this field for more than ten years, and he taught more than 20 different courses in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Currently, he teaches Advance Marketing Management, International Business, and Business Essentials.
Qasem Awad holds the first degree in Engineering and the Master degree in Business Administration since 2007. Qasem has more than 30 years of experience in project management teaching and Training. He is certified project management professional (PMP) and member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Besides his work in teaching he is also an expert in training project management and procurement, he is ranked as Expert trainer in project management.
Qasem delivered hundreds of hours of training in project management, procurement, risk management and operations, he was a part time lecturer of project management at Palestine Polytechnic University and between 2012 and 2015 he assumed the responsibilities of the Department Chiar at Al-Quds University.
Salwa Abdullatif Barghouthi April 2014 she received her Ph.D. in Business Administration, her dissertation is in the Strategic Management filled specialized in Holistic Performance Management, her study was applied on the analytical medical laboratories in Egypt, it was an exploratory, descriptive study, and the dissertation was titled:
“Holistic Performance Management – HPM, and It’s Impact on Customer Satisfaction, Applied Study on Medical Laboratories in Egypt”
On 2005 she received her Master degree in Business Administration, specialized in Total Quality Management it was applied on the pharmaceutical industry sector in the West-Bank – Palestine, through a thesis titled:
“Analytical study for the state of General / Total Quality Management (TQM) of Pharmaceutical Industry from both managers and consumers point of view”
She has a Bachelor applied science degree in computer information systems as a major, with a minor in Business Administration, with a very good average.
Dr. Salwa worked at Al-Quds university since 1999, in different administrative positions, after she received her Ph.D. degree from commerce faculty –Cairo University- Egypt, she came back to work at Al-Quds University as an assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration – Faculty of Business and Economic science. She had worked on many papers and had supervised a vast number of master theses, in addition to having been an internal and external examiner of many other master theses in different Business Administration areas such as strategic management, performance management, quality management, human resource management, marketing, and e-business.
Tariq Darabee is a teacher in accounting at Al-Quds University, Abu-Dis-East Jerusalem, where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration and master’s degree in accounting. He holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. Tariq holds the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and he is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountant (IMA). Tariq has broad experience in teaching in academic education through the accounting program offered at the university. Moreover, he published many research papers in the accounting field. He also provides CMA preparatory courses in many training institutions in Palestine. Besides the academic experience, he worked as an internal auditor at Al-Quds University for two years; and provided financial and administrative consultation for many companies.
Assistant Professor – Department of Developmental Sciences – Faculty of Business and Economics – Al-Quds University. Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development between 2003 and 2012. A master’s degree in environmental sciences and management-University of Jordan and a PhD in hydrogeology and environment -University of Freiberg – Germany, both with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Chairperson and a member of scientific committees with attendance and chairing sessions in a number of international and local scientific conferences in the fields of management and economics, tourism and development, energy and environmental protection. Fields of Research interests, scientific publishing (papers, reports, books and chapters in books and posters), teaching and supervising master’s thesis are: scientific research, environment and sustainable development, land-use management and planning, renewable energy, eco-tourism, environmental impact assessment and management of water and natural resources. Many letters of thanks and appreciation from the university administration for the distinguished management of the Institute of Sustainable Development, and from the dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and the head of Department of Developmental Sciences for chairing and participating in many academic and research committees (postgraduate committees, academic development committees, and scientific research committees).