Ahmed Imran Hunjra (PhD)

Assistant Professor (Finance)
University Institute of Management Sciences
PMAS - Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Phone
0092345-7162527,
00923337424910
E-mail
ahmedhunjra@gmail.com,
ahmed.imran@uaar.edu.pk

Executive Profile


  • Strong record of higher degree by research supervision.
  • Passion for developing student’s critical thinking and academic writing skills.
  • Enjoy a challenging work environment that requires a constant reinvention of oneself.
  • Finance academic with research interests in corporate finance, corporate governance, banking and risk management.
Name Ahmed Imran Hunjra
Discipline Finance
Identifiers and Profile      
Email ahmedhunjra@gmail.com,
ahmed.imran@uaar.edu.pk
Phone 0092-345-7162527
0092-51-9292196
Academic Position
  • Assistant Professor at University Institute of Management Sciences-PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan from 8th September 2016 to date. Following are duties/activities:
    • Head of Finance Cluster
    • Teaching at graduate and postgraduate level
    • Thesis supervision (MS & PhD)
    • Research Coordinator
    • Convener Accreditation Committee
    • Course Curriculum Revision Committee
    • Secretary Faculty Board Meeting
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow at The School of Accounting, Finance & Economics, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018. Following were duties/activities:
    • Taught at the graduate and postgraduate level as a guest lecturer.
    • Discussant in Student & Faculty Seminar
  • Lecturer at University Institute of Management Sciences-PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi from 21st December 2011 to 7th September 2016. Following activities were of special interest:
    • Taught at graduate and postgraduate level
    • Thesis supervision
Qualifications
  • Post-Doctorate (Finance) (11/2017- 10/2018)

    The University of Waikato, New Zealand

  • PhD (Finance) (01/2011- 08/2015)

    Iqra University, Pakistan

  • MS/MPhil. (Finance) (01/2009- 12/2010)

    Iqra University, Pakistan

  • MBA (Finance) (09/2016- 12/2008)

    Iqra University, Pakistan

  • MSc. (Economics) (11/2017- 09/2017)

    Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan

  • BSc. (Mathematics & Economics) (09/2003- 03/2006)

    Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan

  • ICMA (Operational Phase) (- )

    Institute of Cost and Management Accounting, Islamabad, Pakistan

Item #1 Description

Dr. Ahmed Imran Hunjra is serving as an Assistant Professor at University Institute of Management Sciences-PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan. His areas of research interest are Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Risk Management, Behavioral Finance and Quantitative Techniques. Ahmed’s graduation is in Mathematics and Economics from Bahauddin Zakariya University in 2006. Ahmed earned his MBA, MS & PhD (Finance) from Iqra University, Pakistan in 2008, 2010 and 2015 respectively. Besides of this, he has done MSc. Economics from Allama Iqba Open University. Furthermore, Ahmed has completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in October 2018 at The University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Ahmed has served as a research advisor and external examiner at various universities of Islamabad & Rawalpindi. Ahmed has already supervised 02 PhD and 47 MS/MPhil students to the successful culmination of their degree. Furthermore, curently four PhD scholars are working under his supervision. Ahmed has published in a varity of research papers in national and international journals, He is a reviewer of eleven refereed journals. He won the Thematic Research Grant-2017 having the worth of Rs. 4.0/- million by HEC Pakistan. Ahmed has also received a scholarship for his Post-Doctoral Research from Punjab Higher Commission (PHEC) Pakistan in 2017. He is also associated with different National and International Research Societies. Ahmed’s research orientation and sound analytical skills have been further strengthening by his ability in Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS), AMOS, Eviews, Stata, and Microfit.


  • External examiner at National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad, Islamic International University Islamabad (IIUI), Iqra University Islamabad (IUI), Riphah International University Islamabad, SZABIST Islamabad, National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBE&E) Lahore, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Islamabad, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Rawalpindi and Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Islamabad at MBA, MS/MPhil. & PhD level.

  • Member of Faculty Board Meeting and Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASAR) at PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Islamic International University Islamabad, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Islamabad.

  • Journal Referee

    • Finance Research Letters (SSCI)
    • R&D Management (SSCI)
    • Journal of Asia Business Studies (ESCI)
    • Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (ESCI)
    • HELIYON (ESCI)
    • International Economic Journal (Scopus & ABDC)
    • Journal of Business and Economics (X-Category)
    •  South Asian Journal of Management Studies (X-Category)
    • NUML International Journal of Business & Management (Y-Category)
    • Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Y-Category)
  • Research Coordinator at University Institute of Management Sciences-PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from October 2016 to date.

  • Membership of Research Societies:

    1. Global Development Network (GDNET)
    2. South Asian Network Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
    3. Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)

  • Organized one-day Stakeholders Round Table Conference (RTC) on “Industry-Academia Collaboration: Retreat & Way Forward” Under HEC Thematic Research Grant Program at PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, 10th October 2019.

  • Organized one-day Seminar on “Industry-Academia Collaboration: Commercialization of Academic Research” at PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan 7th June 2018.

  • Organized two days National Seminar on “Promoting the Research Attitude in Pakistan” at PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, 27 & 28 August 2016.

  • Conducted two days Seminar on “Statistical Methods for Business & Economics Research” at PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, 23 & 24 December 2015.

  • Conducted two days’ workshop on Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) & Analysis of a Moment Structures (AMOS) at National Defence University, Islamabad, 12 &13 December 2015.


  • Session Chair & Discussant at 2019 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance, Banking Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam October 24-26, 2019.

  • Session Chair at 21st International Research Conference, SZABIST Islamabad, Pakistan, April 23, 2019

  • Discussant at 2018 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance, Hue College of Economics – Hue University, Vietnam, October 25-27, 2018.

  • Discussant in “Staff/Student seminar” at School of Accounting, Finance & Economics, The University of Waikato, New Zealand, July 17 & August 22, 2018.

  • Discussant in 2nd International Social Sciences in Post Modern Times (ISSC 2016)” held in Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad – Pakistan, December 28 & 29, 2016.

  • Discussant in 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Management (ICETM 2013)” held in Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad – Pakistan, June 6, 2013.

  • Conference Organizer Committee Member for Research/ Editorial/ Contribution in International Conference on Business, Technology and Engineering (ICBTE) Iqra University-Islamabad, Pakistan, January 23 & 24, 2010.


  • Five days workshop on Eviews, Stata, RATS, LATEX, SPSS in August 2015 (School of Economics, Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)

  • One-month workshop on SPSS & AMOS in 2010 (Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan)

  • 06 months diploma in the English language from National University of Modren Language (NUML), Paksiatn.

I have taught at both graduate and postgraduate (research and executive) programs. These include courses in finance, econometrics, and data analysis.

  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Research Methods & Skills
  • Advanced Quantitative Techniques
  • Econometrics
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Statistics
  • Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Butt, B. Z. and Rehman, K.U. (2010). Financial Management Practices in Pakistani Corporate Sector and their Impact on Organization Performance: Theory and Application, LAMBART ACADEMIC PUBLICATION (Germany), ISBN-978-3-8433-8453-7.

  • 1          

    Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Colombage, S. and Rehman, K. U. (2019). Mediating Role of Capital Budgeting between Uncertainty, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Interest on Firm’s Financial Performance. Paper presented in 2019 Vietnam Symposium of Banking in Finance (VSBF-2019), Vietnam, held in Banking Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi, October 26-26, 2019.

  • 2          

    Zaman, W., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Awan, U. A. & Mahmood, M. T. (2019). Ownership Structure and Investment Decision of Non-Financial Firms in Pakistani Stock Exchanges. Paper presented in 15th South Asian Management Forum (SAMF-2019) IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan, held in Sukkur, September 27-29, 2019.

  • 3          

    Awan, M. A, Hussain. A., Saeed, A. and Ahmed Imran Hunjra, (2018). A Study on Liquidity Risk Management across Asian Countries. Paper presented at 4th Asia International Conference (AIC-2018) University of Technology, Malaysia, held in Langkawi International Conventional Center, December 08-09, 2018

  • 4          

    Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Locke, S. and Wellalage, N. H. (2018). Impact of Competition on Risk in South Asian Banking Industry. Paper presented at 2018 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance Hue College of Economics – Hue University, Vietnam October 25-27, 2018.

  • 5          

    Ahmed Imran Hunjra, P. Verhoeven, and Locke, S. (2018). Capital Structure as a Mediating Factor between Uncertainty, CSR, Stakeholder Interest and Financial Performance. Paper presented at 22nd Annual (2018) New Zealand Finance Colloquium, held in the School of Economics and Finance, Massey Business School, Massey University on the Palmerston North, New Zealand February 08-09, 2018.  

  • 6          

    Hussain, A., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, & Baig, I. (2017). Working Capital Practices across Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan. Paper presented at 3rd ASIA International Conference, (AIC-2017) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 09-10, 2017.

  • 7          

    Ahmed Imran Hunjra and A. Hussain. (2017). Does working capital management enhance the value of firm? Evidence from firm performance and investments in Pakistan. Paper is presented at 20th SZABIST’s National Research Conference, held in SZABIST, Islamabad Campus, Pakistan on April 07, 2017.

  • 8          

    Ahmed Imran Hunjra and A. Hussain, (2017). A Comparative Study of Dividend Policy and Share Price across the South Asian Countries. Paper is presented at 1st National Conference on Business Dynamics, held at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad on February 20, 2017.

  • 9          

      Q. Abbas, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, M. S. Ijaz, and E. U. Hassan, (2013). Analysis of Pre and Post Merger and Acquisition Financial Performance of Banks in Pakistan. Paper is presented at 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Management (ICETM 2013)” held in Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad – Pakistan, June 6, 2013.

  • 10          

    Q. Abbas, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and R. I. Azam. (2013). Financial Performance of Banks in Pakistan after mergers and Acquisition. Paper presented at 1st Abasyn International Conference on the Technology and Business Management (AiCTM)” held on April 2-4, 2013.

  • 11          

      L. Riaz, Ahmed Imran Hunjraand R. I. Azam, (2012). Impact of psychological factors on investment decision making mediating by risk perception: A conceptual study. Paper presented at NUML International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Business & Management (ICBM-2012) held in National University of Modern Language (NUML) Islamabad, Pakistan, at 12-13 December 2012.

  • 12          

      S. Ijaz, Ahmed Imran Hunjraand R. I. Azam, (2012). Accessing the Financial Failure Factor Using Z-Score and Current Ratio: A Case from Sugar Sector Listed Companies of Karachi Stock Exchange. Paper presented at NUML International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Business & Management (ICBM-2012)” held in National University of Modern Language (NUML) Islamabad, Pakistan, at 12-13 December 2012.

  • 13          

      Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and G. S. K. Niazi, (2011). Investment Appraisal Techniques and its Constraints on Capital Investment. Paper presented at 8th International Conference of Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS) held in National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA&E) Lahore, Pakistan, at 8-9 February 2011.

Title Industry- Academia Collaboration: Commercialization of Academic Research
Funding By HEC
Funding Received Worth Rs. 4.0/- Million
Item #1 Description
Title Role of Women Empowerment in Household's Human Capital Accumulation:
A Study of Southern Punjab
Funding By HEC
Funding Received
Item #1 Description
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Received by Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Pakistan (worth Rs. 2.24/- million) “PHEC Foreign Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program FY 2016-2017 - Phase II for Punjab Public Sector Colleges/University Faculty”. November 2017 to October 2018. 

Student Name Title of Research Status Date
Rashid Mehmood

Impact of Corporate Diversification, Cost of Capital and Financial Policies on Firm Performance.
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi , Pakistan

Completed April-2019
Anwar Hussain

Comparative Study of Risk-Adjusted Working Capital Management Practices and its Determinants Across the SAARC Countries.
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Completed April-2019
Abdul Moueed

Impact of Psychological and Social Factors on Investment Decisions Mediating Role of Financial Literacy: A case of Institutional Investor 
National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore (NCBA&E), Pakistan

Thesis Submitted July - 2019
Amir Amanat

Political Risk, Policy Risk, Corporate Risk Strategies and Cost of Debt: A Comparative Analysis of Pakistani, Indian Corporate Sector 
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan

First Draft Submitted Nov-2019
Muhammad Munir

Constructing the Index of Asymmetrical Information and Its Impact on the Financing and Investment Decisions of the Pakistani Non-Financial Sector 
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan

First Draft Submitted Nov-2019
Kaleem Ullah Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on Investors Investment Decision
Islamia College Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan
Proposal Approved June -2019
Student Name Title of Research Status Date
Habib Ur Rehman Predictors of Firm and Portfolio Level Returns: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan Equity Market
National University of Modern Languages NUML, Pakistan.
External Examiner Aug-2019
Tahira Awan

Determinants of Firms’ Acquisition Ability and its Impact on Cost Efficiency, Operational Hedging and Returns of Acquirer Firms in Pakistan 
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Pakistan

External Examiner 15-05-2017
Muhammad Jawad

Effect of Exchange Rate & Fiscal Policy on Oil Price Volatility and Its Impact on Economic Growth: Pakistan A Case-In-Point 
National Defence University, Islamabad (NDU), Pakistan

External Examiner 25-08-2016

Study Notes

Books

Fundamentals of Auditing

Accountancy Auditing-II


Slides

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4 (a)

Lecture 4 (b)

Lecture 5

Lecture 5

Lecture 7 (a)

Lecture 7 (b)

Lecture 8 (a)

Lecture 8 (b)

Lecture 8 (C)

Lecture 9

Lecture 10

Lecture 11

Lecture 12

What is an Audit (Overall View)



Books

Investor Behavior (Baker and Ricciardi)


Slides

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chap 01

Chap 02

Chap 03

chap 04

Chap 05

Chap 06

Chap 07

Chap 08

Chap 09

Chap 10

Chap 11



Helping Material

Articles on Behavioral Finance

Overview

Books

Statistics for Business and Economics - Anderson, Sweeney, Williams - Ed11


Slides

Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

Chapter 06

Chapter 07

Chapter 08

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12



Books

13th Edt Fundamentals of Financial Management 13th-edition


Slides

Chp 3-Overall

Chp 4 1st part Stock Pricing Valuation

Chp 4- 2nd part BondValuation


Course Outline

Course Outline of IBF (MGT-424)


Helping Material

Accounting Equation and Financial Decision

Interest Factor Tables