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Dr Amirul Ahsan





Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2008
Master of Business Administration, Monash University, 2001

+61 3 924 46571


Dr Amirul Ahsan is a Lecturer in the Department of Finance in Deakin Business School. Amirul has completed his MBA and PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He then joined Deakin as a Faculty in Finance. Prior to Deakin, Amirul held faculty and research positions in Monash University in Australia and Dhaka University in Bangladesh.

His teaching interests include corporate finance, fundamentals of finance, financial intermediation and financial markets. Amirul's research focus is on central bank independence and governance, market microstructure and Islamic finance. His research outputs were published in various peer-reviewed international journals and edited books such as Emerging Markets Review, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money and Research in International Business and Finance. 

Amirul has designed and developed two finance games:

  1. First Trading - a security trading game for first-year university students. This game is a means to teach complicated finance concepts and theories by engaging students in a simulated security trading activity.
  2. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role play in Scenario Analysis - an advanced capital budgeting decision making process in a simulated real-life scenario. This game brings together the advanced capital budgeting issues such as real options and option pricing models together to build multiple scenarios. Students have to make correct investment decisions considering all those scenarios affecting the investment project.
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Research interests

  • Central Banking
  • Financial Markets and Market Microstructure
  • Islamic Finance

Teaching interests

  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutes Management
  • Financial Markets

Units taught

  • MAF101 - Fundamentals of Finance
  • MAF202 - Money and Capital Markets
  • MAF203 - Business Finance
  • MAF302 - Corporate Finance
  • MAF305 - Financial Institutes Management
  • MAF702 - Financial Markets

Knowledge areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Central Banking
  • Islamic Finance
  • Financial Markets and market microstructure

Professional activities


  • Best Paper Award, 'Financial crisis and Central bank independence and governance', International Conference of Global Business and Management Forum, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009.