Dr. Rashid Ameer

Dr. Ameer holds the position of Head of School for the School of International Studies. He is also responsible for the supervision of research theses and the administration of thesis examination processes. Before joining IPU New Zealand, he taught Corporate Finance, Financial, and Management Accounting in the Aston Business School, UK. He has also worked as a trainer for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants programs in Malaysia.



CPA Australia, PhD(Finance)UK , MBA(Finance) UK, Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UK)




Corporate Finance, Financial markets, Islamic finance, Corporate social responsibility


UK, Malaysia, New Zealand.


Senior lecturer (Malaysia), Sessional lecturer (UK)

Dr. Ameer is highly regarded for his research expertise in corporate finance, corporate governance, Islamic banking and Islamic capital market, and business sustainability. His research outputs in these areas have been published in the leading international journals. He has a successful record of obtaining external research grants. His research team has been recently awarded a grant of AUD 4500 recently to conduct an analysis of financial statements’ misstatements of Japanese Corporations. Working as a research fellow at the Accounting Research Institute, Universiti Teknologi Mara Malaysia, his research team won a contestable grant of NZ$ 17,000 for the research on Islamic Banking Mudarabah Deposits. This original research was awarded Highly Commendable paper award in 2012 by International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Emerald UK.  His research team, received NZ$8,000 in 2009 from the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, to study the Relationship between Sustainability and Financial Management of Top 100 Sustainable Firms. This research was accepted for publication in one of the most influential journals in the sustainability and corporate social responsibility area, Journal of Business Ethics. Also, research findings were also published in the book series Ethics, Governance and Corporate Crime: Challenges and Consequences (Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility, Volume 6, Emerald Group Publishing Limited edited by David Crowther- Chair, the Social Responsibility Network.

He is a peer referee for some international journals published by leading global research dissemination platforms, such as Emerald that manages a portfolio of over 300 journals, well over 2500 book titles, and over 1500 case studies. He received from the Emerald publishing the outstanding reviewer award in 2016 and a highly commended award for two papers published in 2013. He has worked as an External Expert for the Malaysian Securities Commission licensing examinations and Intermediate examination of The Institute of Surveyors Malaysia. Dr. Ameer is an Emerald Literati.