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PhD [in progress], Bharatidasan University; Master of Commerce, Mangalore University; CIFE, AIMS UK

Research Interests

Corporate finance; international finance; Islamic finance; leadership and management


Zakiya is a dynamic learner and educator with more than 17 years of experience teaching Accounting and Finance at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is a Finance faculty member and course coordinator at a renowned institution in the Middle East, where she founded a business club and leads student activities for the whole Business department.

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, she is well versed in entrepreneurship, and she has helped aspiring entrepreneurs launch SMEs. She provides consultation and guidance in launching and hosting successful businesses. She is in charge of the finance and costing department of her family business and enjoys this aspect of her life very much. She has been associated with the Laureate universities since 2010 in capacities including honorary lecturer, dissertation advisor, critical reader and module moderator. Her philosophy is that education empowers learners to enhance the quality of life.


“I am excited to be teaching with the University of Roehampton Online because [it] empowers me to enable intellectual interactions with world-class professionals. I enjoy being part of this international community of compulsive learners who illustrate exemplary academic achievements amidst commitment to work, family and society. I value helping my students to own knowledge and practise [their] skills and abilities to improve lives every day. It is fulfilling to be considered a facilitator of the exemplary successes our students have attained as productive members of developing societies the world over. This inspires and fosters the best educator in me.”

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