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Dr Rahat Munir is a Professor and Head of Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University. He is FCA, FCPA and PhD. For over 30 years Professor Munir has been at the forefront of initiatives that have positioned organisations to support significant development and change. While he is inspired to strive for excellence in all areas of academic endeavours, he is considered an expert in curriculum development, pioneering innovative learning and teaching (L&T) practices, Micro Credential units and academic standards (including TEQSA and Australian Qualification Framework of quality assurance for higher education), Accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, Professional Accounting Bodies and ISO 9001:2000), employability & student experience and research leadership. He has played a pivotal role in creation of research and teaching collaborations with professional accounting bodies, Universities in China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Europe. He has served on the panel for Department/Faculty/Course Reviews of various Universities in Australia and New Zealand.

His research and teaching is across management accounting and controls 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 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 Munir serves on the various high-level Committees and Advisory Boards. Professor Munir has also served on the TAFE NSW Higher Education Academic Board. He has served as guest editor and referee/scientific program committee of various international journals, and organised conferences & workshops. He has been invited for Keynote lectures and Policy presentations in international conferences and public sector institutions. With his strong engagement with top businesses, consulting firms, public sector and NFP organisations, he leads CFO Forum, Industry Academic Series, Thought Leadership and Business Leaders Roundtables.

Professor Munir’s sustained excellence in teaching and research has been recognised through international and national awards, including:

  • 2 x Macquarie University Vice Chancellor’s awards for developing programs and outstanding contributions to student learning,
  • Dean’s teaching excellence award,
  • 2 x CPA Australia’s award for achievement in academia, and 
  • Business/Higher Education Roundtable Award for excellence in accounting teaching collaborations.

Professor Munir's contribution has also been acknowledged for his projects in 2015 and 2021 for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 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 the Momentum Media and Accountants Daily’s Australian Accounting and Australian Digital Technology and 30 Under 30 Awards. Professor Munir's case study - The Ethics of Profit in the Australian Retail Industry was amongst the top 4 teaching cases globally by the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington DC for the ‘Best Teaching Case Studies Award’ competition. 


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