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Dr Rahat Munir is a Professor, Head of Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University. With over 30 years of industry and academic experience, Professor Munir offers an unbeatable track-record of excellence in curriculum development, research leadership, change management, building teams, effective human resource and financial management. Professor Munir is a target driven professional with the mission to deliver excellence in research and teaching.


His research and teaching is across management accounting and related subjects. He supervises Master of Research and Ph.D. students. His research interests range from management accounting systems, performance measurement systems, CSR, corporate governance, management control systems, banking systems in emerging markets and SMEs. He has published in leading international journals as well as presented at international conferences and seminars in many parts of the world. He is affiliated with several professional bodies including the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, Professional Risk Managers International Association, USA, American Accounting Association and European Accounting Association.


Professor Rahat Munir serves on the various committees of the University, Faculty and the Department, including the Academic Standards and Quality Committee, Faculty Standards and Quality Committee, the Faculty Board and the Research Committee of the Faculty. Professor Munir has also served on the TAFE NSW Higher Education Academic Board. Professor Munir has earned numerous national and international level research and teaching awards during his career, including – "2015 VC's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning" and "2013 VC's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning" at the University level and at the Faculty through the "2012 Dean's Teaching Excellence". His teaching contributions have also been recognized at the national level through awarding "2015 & 2020 NSW President's Award for Excellence – Achievement in Academia" by CPA Australia, and "2014 Business/Higher Education Roundtable (B/HERT) Award for Excellence in Accounting Teaching Collaboration". Professor Munir's contribution has also been recognized at the international level through shortlisting of his project for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania in the Nurturing Employability Award category for the most innovative pedagogical approach to learning and teaching. He has served on the judging panel of QS Stars -Wharton, University of Pennsylvania’s 2017 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education global award in higher education and member judging panel of the Momentum Media and Accountants Daily’s Australian Accounting and Australian Digital Technology Awards. Professor Munir's case study - The Ethics of Profit in the Australian Retail Industry was shortlisted amongst the top 4 teaching cases globally by the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington DC for the ‘Best Teaching Case Studies Award’ competition. He has also served as Deputy Head of Department and Program Director in the past.


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