Bahaaeddin Alareeni joined Ahlia University as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Accounting and Economics in June 2016. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting and Finance from the Islamic University – Gaza in Palestine. His PhD thesis in Accounting and Auditing was acquired from Vrije University Brussels, Belgium, in 2011. PhD thesis centered around Accounting and Auditing on the relative performance of auditors’ going concern opinions and statistical failure prediction models for listed companies in Jordan. He has published many papers in Accounting, Auditing and Finance in refereed journals and participated in several international and national conferences. His main research interests are in the areas of Auditing, Accounting, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Internal Auditing, Financial Accounting and Financial analysis. He has more than 10 years of practical experience in accounting. He is a reviewer for several international journals such as the Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting, the British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade, Advancement in Scientific and Engineering Research Journal, and the International Journal of Development and Sustainability. He is a member of the European Accountants Association (EAA), a member of the Palestinian Accountants and Auditors Association in Gaza Strip (PAAA), and a member of the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS).


  • Bankruptcy Prediction
  • IFRS for SMEs
  • Audit Quality
  • Internal Auditing
  • Finance
  • Earnings Management
  • Financial analysis
  • Corporate Governance


Dr. Bahaaeddin A. M. Alareeni Research


He has thought many courses such as Financial Analysis, Accounting Applications Using Excel Program, International Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Government Accounting, Financial Accounting I, Financial Accounting II, Intermediate Accounting I, Financial Market, Managerial Finance, and Auditing.


He has supervised many MBA dissertations: 

  1. Deghash, H. (2016). The Extent of Applying the Balanced Scorecard to Assess Performance of Al-Aqsa Media Network Institution in Gaza strip, Master thesis, The Islamic University Palestine.
  2. Alkhaldi, S. (2016). The Impact of Corporate Governance on Dividends Policy: Evidence
  3. From Bahrain Burse, Master Thesis, Ahlia University – Bahrain.
  4. Alqallaf, H. (2016). The Adoption Level of Integrated Reporting in Bahraini Banking Sector, Master Thesis, Ahlia University – Bahrain.
  5. Awadh, M (2016). The Voluntary Disclosures of Banks Listed in Bahrain Bourse, Master Thesis, Ahlia University – Bahrain.



  1. The moderating role of corporate governance on the relationship between intellectual capital efficiency and firm’s performance: evidence from Saudi Arabia, Allam Hamdan, Amina Bully, and Bahaaeddin Alareeni (Forthcoming, 2017), International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, volume 14, issue 3, 1-24.

  2. The Impact of Firm-Specific Characteristics on Earnings Management of Listed Companies in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries, Alareeni Bahaaeddin (Forthcoming, 2017), Corporate Ownership and Control.

  3. Applicability of the Balanced Scorecard to Assess Performance of Al-Aqsa Media Network Institution in Gaza Strip, Bahaaeddin Alareeni, (2016), IUG Journal of Economics and Business, Volume 24, issue 3, pp. 21-46.

  4. The Extent of Applying Social Responsibility Accounting in Companies Listed on the Palestine Exchange, Bahaaeddin Alareeni, (2015), Journal of Al Azhar University Gaza, Humanities Series, Volume.17, issue 2A, pp. 215-246.

  5. The modified jones and yoon models in detecting earnings management in Palestine Exchange (PEX), Bahaaeddin Alareeni and Omar Aljuaidi, (2014), International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, volume 9, issue 4, pp. 1472-1484.

  6. Predicting Listed Companies’ Failure in Jordan Using Altman Models: A Case Study, Bahaaeddin Alareeni and Joel Branson, (2013), International Journal of Business and Management, volume 8, issue 1, pp. 113-126.

  7. The relative performance of auditors’ going-concern opinions and statistical failure prediction models in Jordan, Bahaaeddin Alareeni and Joel Branson, (2011), Kluwer – Accountancy & Bedrijfskunde, volume 8, issue 11, pp. 23-35.


  1. The Association between Audit Firm Characteristics and Audit Quality: A Meta-Analysis, Bahaaeddin Alareeni (May, 2017), the 40thAnnual Congress of the European Accounting Association, the European Accounting Association, Spain.