Dr. Akther has been working as an Assistant Professor (Finance & Banking) at the School of Business since 2019. He joined at the same school as a Senior Lecturer (Finance & Banking in 2017. He is a trilingual (Bengali, English and Russian) multidisciplinary educator and researcher. He has over 10 years of learning, teaching and research experience from Russia, Malaysia, the UK, and Bangladesh. He received his Ph.D (Educational Psychology) from the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE), a leading research university in Russia and Eastern Europe, in 2014. He also completed MSc (Islamic Finance) from INCEIF, Malaysia, a center of excellence run by the central bank of Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia which is accredited by AACSB.
His doctoral research was within the disciplinary area of Education, Psychology and Technology and the thesis addresses how distance education technology changes students’ personal and motivational attributes compare to traditional face-to-face class. The relevance and importance of the issue is still evident in today’s pandemic world. He is also University of Cambridge CELTA and CertICT certified teacher, he taught various ESL courses to the students of different cultural backgrounds at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education and American Club of Education, a renowned private language institution in Moscow. Dr. Akther started his career as a Senior Officer (Credit Appraisal) at Delta Brac Housing Finance Company Ltd (DBH) in 2007. Prior to that, he completed MBA (Finance) and BBA (Finance) with the Vice-Chancellor Gold medal from Premier University Chittagong, a leading private university in Bangladesh.
Throughout his academic career, he has gained valuable experience in working for funded and non-funded research projects and published papers in high-quality journals in the area of Finance, Economics, Banking and Education. As of now, he has published over 35 research papers including 3 ISI and 4 Scopus indexed papers since 2017. In addition to that he has recently published 3 book chapters and a great number of editorials in national and local dailies. Importantly, his involvement in various research projects helped him to network with accomplished researchers in Malaysia, Turkey, Russia, Canada, the UK and the USA. His current research interests include but not limited to sustainable finance, Islamic finance, land management, crypto assets and educational technology
Ph.D. (Educational Psychology), Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
M.Sc. (Islamic Finance), INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance (AACSB-Accredited), KL, Malaysia
ACC 4101 Principles of Accounting
ACC 5202 Managerial Accounting
FIN 4101 Managerial Finance
FIN 5504 International Financial Management
ACC 1101 Principles of Accounting
FIN 1201 Principles of Finance
ECO 2101 Macroeconomics
BUS 3101 Research Methodology
FIN 4107 Bank Fund Management
FIN 4104 International Finance
FIN 4101 Introduction to Financial Institutions and Markets
Crypto assets and
2019 - Gold Medal (Merit Award) for MBA (2nd Convocation of Premier University)
2019 - Travel Grant (fully funded) from Bank Indonesia Institute to attend 13th BMEB International Conference and Call for Papers "Maintaining Stability, Strengthening Momentum of Growth Amidst High Uncertainty in The Digital Era" held in Bali, Indonesia.
2017 - Travel Grant (fully funded) from IDB-IRTI to attend "Islamic Monetary Economics and Institutions: Theory and Practice 2017 workshop held in Male, Maldives.
2014 - 2016 INCEIF Graduate Scholarship 2014
2009 - 2013 PhD (Private and research grant fund from Prof. Dr. Aysmontas Bronyus, Dean, Faculty of Distance Education, MSUPE)
2011 - Best Paper Award at 10th Annual Conference - Young Scientists in our new school Moscow State University of Psychology and Education
2010 - Travel Grant (partially funded) to attend EHU eLearning Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania
2006 - 2007 Dean’s List (First place throughout all semesters of MBA with the highest CGPA)
2002 - 2006 Dean’s List (First place throughout all semesters of BBA with the highest CGPA)
1. Uddin, M.A. & Uddin S.M.S. (2021). Microfinance and Debt Trap: An Ethnographic Evidence From a Village in Bangladesh, International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management, 12(3), pp. 1-11. (Scopus, Q4, and IGI Global) DOI: 10.4018/IJABIM.20210701.oa24
2. Ali, M. H., Uddin, M. A., Khan, M. A. R., & Goud, B. (2020). Faith‐based versus value‐based finance: Is there any portfolio diversification benefit between responsible and Islamic finance?. International Journal of Finance & Economics, 26(4), pp. 5570-5583. (ISI, Scopus, Q2, and Wiley) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2081
3. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Masih, M. (2020). Bitcoin- a hype or digital gold? Global evidence. Australian Economic Papers, 59(3), pp. 1-17. (ISI, Scopus, Q2, and Wiley) DOI: 10.1111/1467-8454.12178
4. Uddin, M.A., Hoque, M.E., & Ali, M. H. (2020). International Economic Policy Uncertainty and Stock Market Returns of Bangladesh: Evidence from Linear and Nonlinear Model. Quantitative Finance and Economics, 4(2), pp. 236-251. (ESCI and Aims Press) DOI: 10.3934/QFE.2020011
5. Uddin, M. A. & Ahmad, A. U. F (2020). Conventional Futures: Derivatives in Islamic Law of Contract. International Journal of Law and Management, 62 (4), pp. 315-337. (ESCI, Scopus, Q2, and Emerald) DOI: 10.1108/IJLMA-10-2017-0242
6. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Masih, M. (2020). Institutions, human capital, and economic growth in developing countries. Studies in Economics and Finance. 38 (2), pp. 361-383. (ESCI, Scopus, Q3, and Emerald) DOI: 10.1108/SEF-10-2019-0407
7. Ali, M. H., Uddin, M. A., Chowdhury, M. A. F., & Masih, M. (2019). Cross-country evidence of Islamic portfolio diversification: are there opportunities in Saudi Arabia?. Managerial Finance, 45(1), pp. 36-53. (ESCI, Scopus, Q3, and Emerald) https://doi.org/10.1108/MF-03-2018-0126
8. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Radwan, M. (2019). Can GDP Growth Link Instrument Be Used For Islamic Monetary Policy?. European Journal of Islamic Finance, (13). (EBSCO, ERIH PLUS and DOAJ) http://dx.doi.org/10.13135/2421-2172/3543
9. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Masih, M. (2017). Political stability and growth: An application of dynamic GMM and quantile regression. Economic Modelling, 64, pp. 610-625. (ISI, Scopus, Q2, and Elsevier) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2017.04.028
10. Mkrttchian, V., Aysmontas, B., Uddin, M. A., Andreev, A., & Vorovchenko, N. (2015). The Academic Views from Moscow Universities on the Future of DEE at Russia and Ukraine. In G. Eby, & T. Yuzer (Eds.) Identification, Evaluation, and Perceptions of Distance Education Experts (pp. 32-45). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. (pp. 32–45). (Scopus) https://doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8119-4.ch003
11. Uddin M.A. (2012). Psychological and pedagogical features of distance education and personality of distance education students [English Translation of the title]”, Психологическая наука и образование (Psychological Science and Education), Russia, ISSN: 1814-2052 / 2311-7273 (online), Vol. 5, pp. 38-49. (ESCI, Scopus, Q3, MSUPE)
1. Uddin, M.A., Arif, M. Azizi, B.N. Sustainable higher education financing: the role of Islamic social finance in post Covid-19 economy, The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): Reshaping Business for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh held on September 17-18 (Online).
2. Sharmin, T., Uddin, M.A., Munia, M., Hossain S. Green financing and Sustainable Energy: The role of Private Commercial Banks in Bangladesh, The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): Reshaping Business for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh held on September 17-18 (Online).
3. Uddin, M.A., Some upbringing attributes of preschool education: a case study on Bangladesh, International Scientific and Practical Conference on Modern Values of Preschool Childhood: World and National Conference held on March 25-31 (Online).
4. Uddin, M.A., Azizi, B.N., Ali, M.H. Can Waqf play a role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals for Bangladesh? 4th UIU-International Conference on Sustainable Development(ICSD) 2020, held on February 18-19, at UIU, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
5. Uddin, M.A., Ali, M.H., Hossain, M.S., Masih M., Bitcoin and Portfolio Diversification: Islamic vs Conventional Equity, 10th International Conference on Financial Criminology (ICFC 2019) held on December 7-8, 2019, at UIU Campus, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
6. Uddin, M.A., Haque, M. E., & Ali, M.H., Does global economic policy uncertainty impact stock market return of Bangladesh? 13th International Conference on Business Innovation for Inclusive Development (ICBIID 2019) held on October 26-27, 2019, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
7. Uddin, M.A., Ali, M.H., & Masih, M. The Moderating Effect of Institutions on Human Capital and Economic Growth Nexus: Global Evidence, 13th BMEB International Conference and Call for Papers "Maintaining Stability, Strengthening Momentum of Growth Amidst High Uncertainty in The Digital Era" held on August 29-30, 2019, Bali, Indonesia (Fully funded by the Bank Indonesia Institute)
8. Nor, F.M., Ullah, N., Seman, J.A. & Uddin, M.A. Do Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Affect Acquirer Bank’s Performance? A Comparative Analysis of Pre and Post Performance”, Islamic Banking, Accounting And Finance Conference – (8th iBAF) 2018, held on 25th – 26th October, 2018, Langkawi, Malaysia
9. Uddin, M.A., Ali, M.H., & Masih, M. The role of institutions in human development-growth nexus: Evidence from 120 (OIC and non-OIC) developing countries based on dynamic system GMM and quantile regression approaches, “20th Malaysian Finance Association Conference” to be held on August, 2018, Langkawi, Malaysia.
10. Uddin, M.A. & Uddin, S.M.S. Microfinance and poverty nexus: leverage spillover. “1st International Conference on Finance for Sustainable Growth and Development” held on 15th March, 2018 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
11. Uddin, M.A. & Saiti, B. Does finance promote sustainable growth? Re-examining the nexus in developing countries by applying dynamic system GMM. “1st International Conference on Finance for Sustainable Growth and Development” held on 15th March, 2018 in Chittagong, Bangladesh
12. Ullah, N. & Uddin, M.A. Will Financial Distress Lead to Banks Merger and Acquisition in Bangladesh? “1st International Conference on Finance for Sustainable Growth and Development” held on 15th March, 2018 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
13. Uddin, M.A., Reemergence of Islamic Monetary Economics: A Review of Theory and Practice, Islamic Monetary Economics and Institutions: Theory and Practice 2017 workshop” held on 1st – 2nd November 2017 in Male, Maldives. (Fully sponsored by the IDB)
14. Uddin, M.A., Mobin, M.A., & Masih, M. Finance, Growth and Human Development: An Islamic Economic Development Perspective, The 6th Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship & International Business. LMH, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom 2017. (http://www.eco-ena.ca/Oxford3.html)
15. Uddin, M.A., Ali, M.H., & Masih, M. War and Peace: Why is political stability pivotal for economic growth of OIC countries, 18th Malaysian Finance Association Annual Conference (MFAC) 2016 and the 7th Islamic Banking, Accounting and Finance Conference (IBAF) 2016.* (Sponsored by the INCEIF)
16. Uddin, M.A., Ali, M.H., & Masih, M. Why are finance and human development important for economic growth in OIC countries? A Dynamic GMM Approach, 18th Malaysian Finance Association Annual Conference (MFAC) 2016 and the 7th Islamic Banking, Accounting and Finance Conference (IBAF) 2016.*
1) Uddin, M.A., Ahmad, A.U.F., El Morabit, F., (2020). Is Interest Rate as a Monetary Policy Instrument Appropriate for OIC Countries? In: Corporate Governance, Banking Industry and Monetary Policy – An Islamic Perspective (pp 113-126). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80043-786-920211007
2) Uddin, M.A., Saiti, B., Masih, M., (2020). Are Finance and Human Development Important for Economic Growth? International Evidence from Dynamic GMM Approach. In: Handbook of Analytical Studies in Islamic Finance and Economics (pp. 609-646). DeGruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110587920-026
3) Uddin M.A. (2019). Islamic Monetary Economics: Insights from the Literature. In: Zulkhibri M., Abdul Manap T., Muneeza A. (eds) Islamic Monetary Economics and Institutions (pp. 39-53). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24005-9_3
1. Uddin, M. A. Why do we need Waqf University in Bangladesh? The Business Standard, 5th May, 2021. https://www.tbsnews.net/thoughts/why-do-we-need-waqf-university-bangladesh-241813
2. Uddin, M. A. & Begum, S. Paradigm Shift in Higher Education Are We Ready for Distance Learning?, Daily Sun, 29th April, 2021. https://www.daily-sun.com/printversion/details/549879/Are-We-Ready-for-Distance-Learning
3. Uddin, M. A. & Begum, S. Covid-19 challenges for online learning, New Age, 25th April, 2021. https://www.newagebd.net/article/136273/covid-19-challenges-for-online-learning
4. Uddin, M. A. Sustainability and green finance disclosure, New Age, 4th April, 2021. https://www.newagebd.net/article/134358/sustainability-and-green-finance-disclosure
5. Uddin, M. A. China – the rise of next superpower, The Independent, 21st November, 2020. https://www.theindependentbd.com/post/256350
6. Uddin, M. A. Endowment, Waqf and Higher Education, The Financial Express, 24th September, 2020. https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/public/views/endowment-waqf-and-higher-education-in-bangladesh-1600960585
7. Uddin, M. A. Revival of waqf to achieve SDG. New Age, 7th December, 2019. http://www.newagebd.net/article/92840/revival-of-waqf-to-achieve-sdg
8. Uddin, M. A. Revival of Waqf For Achieving SDGs, The New Nation, 24th December, 2019. http://m.thedailynewnation.com/news/240358/revival
9. Uddin, M. A. World economy is at a crossroads. The Financial Express, 19th November 2018.
10. Uddin, M. A. Islamic Finance Principles Revisited. The Financial Express, 21stOctober 2018. http://www.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/islamic-finance-principles-revisited-1540051203
11. Uddin, M. A. How far Bangladesh can go with the fragile banking system? Daily Sun, 15th October 2018. https://www.daily-sun.com/printversion/details/343231/2018/10/15/How-Far-Can-Bangladesh-Go-with-a-Fragile-Banking-Sector
12. Uddin, M. A. Growth cannot be sustainable without proper institutional development. The Financial Express, 14th October 2018.https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/opinions/growth-cannot-be-sustainable-without-proper-institutional-development-1539444428
13. Uddin, M. A. Bitcoin: A hype or digital gold! The Financial Express, 3rd October 2018. https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/bitcoin-a-hype-or-digital-gold-1538495013