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Omar Alhussainan

School of Commerce

Telephone: +618 8302 0526

Fax: +618 8302 0992


About me

Mr. Omar N AlHussainan is a PhD Scholar, in the School of Commerce, Division of Business, of the University of South Australia, City West Campus.

Mr. AlHussainan is located in room WL2-41 (Way Lee Building, Level 2, Room No. 41) at the City West Campus, North Terrace West, South Australia.



Mr. AlHussainan is currently a Doctoral scholar at the University of South Australia - UniSA (PhD in Applied Economics & Finance). He completed Master of Business Administration - MBA (Islamic Banking and Finance) from Bangor University (Wales, United Kingdom). In addition, he completed Bachelor of Business Administration - BBA (Accounting) from the American University of Kuwait - AUK (Kuwait). He earned a scholarship/sponsorship for his Doctoral program from Kuwait. He has earned a variety of business professional certifications within finance/accounting and Islamic finance such as CSAA, CIFA, CeIB, CIFE, HLTA and the CFA (only level one earned so far - Mr. AlHussainan will aquire the other levels after the PhD program). GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test, quintessential score.


His research interests include:

*   Ownership Structure.

*   Regulations.

*   Islamic Banking & Finance;

       - Regulatory and Ownership Implications.

       - Capital Issues.

       - Social and Ethical Responsibilities.

       - Theory and Practice.

       - Economical/Financial Perspective.

       - Sharia Perspective on Transactions (Fiqh al-Muamalat).

*   Agency Theory.

*   Corporate Governance.

*   Risk.

*   Data Envelopment Analysis - DEA.

*   Capital Adequacy.

*   Basel I, II and III.

*   Tobin Q.

*   Quantitative Methods.

*   Econometrics.



Postal contact should be to:

Mr. Omar N AlHussainan
School of Commerce
Division of Business
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471


Research publications

AlHussainan, O (2012). How Islamic is Islamic Banking?. Bangor, Wales, UK: Bangor Business School. p1-80.


Postgraduate Scholars Association - PSA (UniSA Business School)

Kuwaiti Student Office - KSO

Economic Development Association - Kuwaiti Prime Minister Office

Head of Commerce Scholars Board - CSB

Member with the Institute of Banking Studies (IBS) - Kuwait

Online resources

UniSA Enterprising

New Student Body Government at AUK (American University of Kuwait)

Islamic Banking & Finance: An Introduction to Riba “interest or usury” (Part One)

Postgraduate Scholars Association (Unincorporated)