I am a full time Assistant professor at Ahlia University. I commenced my career at Ahlia in September, 2003 as an Assistant professor. I got my Master degree in finance from Saint Louis University (USA) in 1988 after that, I worked as a full time instructor at Yarmouk University (Jordan) for the period from 1988 to 1993. I got my PhD in Accounting and Finance from Hull University, UK, in 1997 after which I worked as an Assistant Professor at Yarmouk University, Jordan from 1997 till August, 31st 2003. I then acted as chairman of the department of Banking and Finance at Yarmouk University from May, 2001 till August, 2003 and also acted as a chairman of the department of Banking and finance at Ahlia University for the period from Sept. 2003 till August 2008. I got a scholarship from Yarmouk University to study my higher education (Master of Finance) in the United States and I received another scholarship from the British Council to study PhD in Accounting and finance in the UK. Currently I am an advisor of 33 MBA and undergraduate students, an evaluator of many academic papers in academic journals, external Examiner of MBA dissertations in many local and International universities. I am an internal examiner of MBA dissertations at Ahlia University, a member of strategic planning Committee (college of Business and Finance), a member of NQF review panel and many other committees at departmental and collegial level.


Research Interests:

I am interested in researching topics related to corporate finance and banking. Focus is on capital structure, firm’s profitability and performance of the firm. I am also interested in researching topics related to investments and international finance like foreign direct investment and foreign exchange rates. Another interest is in capital markets and stock markets in the region.


Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Obeid Gharaibeh Research


So far I have taught almost all banking and finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels at both universities (Ahlia and Yarmouk). I also taught some courses in Accounting and Economics in addition to Management courses during my teaching career. Currently, I teach international banking, portfolio management and financial management. I have been in the teaching profession since 1988.


I am now a supervisor of many graduation projects for undergraduate students, and a supervisor of many MBA Dissertations and Projects. I supervised two PhD students through their PhD without residence in connection with Ahlia University’s affiliation with Brunel University UK.


The following are the conferences attended with papers presented:

  1. Conference of “The Investment Environment in the Arab Countries under the Current Economic and Political Changes in the Region” at Yarmouk University (1998). Paper presented: The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment.
  2. Conference of “Finance and Investment Environment (Challenges and New Horizons)” at Yarmouk University (2002). Paper presented: Money Laundry.
  3. The International Conference for Economic, Business, and Financial Challenges in MENA &GCC Countries, held in Dead Sea – Jordan from 16-18 May 2012. Paper presented: “Test of Day of the Week effect: The Case of Kuwait Stock Exchange”.

Some of these papers were modified and published later on.



  1. Empirical Evidence Of The Determinates Of Commercial Banks Profitability In Bahrain, Dr. Ahmad Gharaibeh (2015), Journal Of Emerging Trends In Economics And Management Sciences, Vol. 6 , no. 5, PP. 299-314, ISSN:2141-7024.

  2. The Determinates Of Foreign Direct Investment – Empirical Evidence From Bahrain, Dr. Ahmad Gharaibeh (August, 2015), International Journal Of Business And Social, Vol. 6, No. 8, PP. 94-106, ISSN: 2219-1933.

  3. The Determinants Of Common Share Prices: New Empirical Evidence From Kuwait, Dr. Ahmad Gharaibeh (November, 2015), EPRA International Journal Of Economic And Business Review, Vol. 3, No. 11, PP. 28-40, print ISSN:2849-0187, Online ISSN:2347-9671.

  4. The Determinants of the Capital Structure: Empirical Evidence From Kuwait, Dr. Ahmad Gharaibeh (2015), European Journal Of Business, Economics And Accountancy: Progressive Academic Publishing, Vol. 3, No. 6, PP. 1to25, ISSN: 2056-6018.

  5. The Impact of Capital Structure and Certain Firm Specific Variables on The Value of The Firm: Empirical Evidence From Kuwait, Dr. Ahmad Gharaibeh and Dr. Adel Sarea (2015), Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control (virtus interpress), Vol. 13 no. 1, pp. 831-840.

  6. Test of the Day of the Week Effect: The Case of Kuwait Stock Exchange, Dr. Ahmed Gharaibeh and Abdullah Ali Tami (2015), Asian Economic and Financial Review, Vol. 5, Issue 5.

  7. The Effect of Capital Structure on the Financial Performance of Listed Companies in Bahrain Bourse, Dr. Ahmed Gharaibeh (2015), Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol. 3, Issue 3.

  8. The Day of the Week Anomaly in Bahrain’s Stock Market, Dr. Ahmed Gharaibeh, and Fatima Ismail Hammadi (2013), International Management Review, Vol. 9 Issue 2.