Finance and Banking

Academic Staff & Teaching Assistants

Dr. Bashar Yaser Almansour
Position: Head of Finance and Banking Department
Email: [email protected]

Education background
PhD. Degree in Finance, University Utara Malaysia. Malaysisa
MSc. Degree in Finance, University Utara Malaysia. Malaysisa
B.A Degree in Finance and Banking, Applied Science University. Jordan
Academic rank
Assistant Professor of Finance
Research interests
Financial Economics, Investment and Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance (Theoretical and Applied; Micro-Econometrics), Asset Pricing (Time Series Analysis), Financial Planning, Financial Market, Behavioral Finance, International Finance


  • Almansour, B.Y.Alshater, M.M.Marashdeh, H.Dhiaf, M.and Atayah, O.F. (2023), “The return volatility and shock transmission patterns of chosen S&P and Dow Jones sustainability indices and their conventional counterpart”, Competitiveness Review.
  • Haddad, H., Al-Qudah, L., Almansour, B.Y., Rumman, N.A. (2022), “Bank Specific and Macroeconomic Determinants of Commercial Bank Profitability: in Jordan from 2009 – 2019”, Montenegrin Journal of Economics, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 155-166.
  • Akhter, F., Hossain, M. R., Elrehail, H., Rehman, S. U., & Almansour, B. (2022). Environmental disclosures and corporate attributes, from the lens of legitimacy theory: a longitudinal analysis on a developing country. European Journal of Management and Business Economics.
  • Almansour, B. (2021). Volatility of Dow Jones conventional and Islamic Indices: Does Corona Pandemic Matter? Industrial Engineering & Management Systems. 20(4), 795-807.
  • Almansour, B. Alshater, M, Almansour A. (2021). Performance of ARCH and GARCH Models in Forecasting Cryptocurrency Market Volatility. Industrial Engineering & Management Systems. 20 (2), 130-139.
  • Almansour A., Alzobi, H., Almansour, B., Almansour, Y. The Effect of Inflation on Performance: An Empirical Investigation on the Banking Sector in Jordan. Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business. 8 (6), 97 – 102.
  • Al-mansour, B. Y. (2020). Cryptocurrency Market: Behavioral Finance Perspective. The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business, 7(12), 159–168.
  • Abdelqader, M., Almansour, A & Almansour, B. (2020). The Impact of the Capital Adequacy and Cost to Income Ratio on the Financial Performance of Kuwaiti Local Banks. Journal of Xi’an University Of Architecture & Technology. XII (X), 900-912.
  • Almansour, B., Almansour, A & In’airat, M. (2020). The Impact of Exchange Rates on Bitcoin Returns: Further Evidence from A Time Series Framework. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. 9(2), 4577-4581.
  • Almansour, A., Alrawashdeh, N & Almansour, B. (2020). The impact of capital structure on the performance of microfinance institutions. Management Science Letters, 10(4), 881-888.
  • Almansour, B., Almansour, Y & Almansour, A. (2019). Small and medium size enterprise: Access the financial and non-financial factors. Management Science Letters, 9(5), 687-694.
  • Almansour, B. Arabyat, Y. (2017). The Investment Decision Making Among The Gulf Investors: Behavioural Finance Perspective. International Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 24 (1).
  • Almansour, A., & Almansour, B. (2016). Macroeconomic Variables and Saudi Equity Market: A Time Series Analysis. British Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 12, (2).
  • Almansour, B. (2015). The Effect of Global Financial Crisis on Stock Returns in Saudi Arabia. EPRA International Journal of Economic and Business Review. Vol. 3,(11).
  • Almansour, B. (2015). The Impact of Market Sentiment Index on Stock Returns: An Empirical Investigation on Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce. VI (3).
  • Abu Sini, A., Almansour, Y., & Almansour, B. (2015). “The Effect of E-Banking on Customers’ Satisfaction in Financial Services: An Empirical Investigation on Financial Sector in Saudi Arabia”. Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce. VI (3).
  • Almansour, Y., Alhajla, A., Almansour, B. (2015). “The Mediating Role of Customer Satisfaction in the Relationship between Factors Influencing Customers Loyalty towards Financial Services in Saudi Arabia”. International Journal of Marketing Strategy Operations Research and Organizational Behavior. Vol. 31 (1), 1132 – 1141.
  • Almansour, B. (2015). “Empirical Model for Predicting Financial Failure.” American Journal of Economics, Finance and Management. Vol. 1 (3), 113 – 124
  • Almansour, B. & Ibrahim, Y. (2010). “Market and Companies Confidence Index and Their Relation with Stock Return in Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.” International Postgraduate Business Journal, Vol. 2 (1), 61 – 72.

Mr. Ahmed Abdelsalam El Ffaitori
Position: Assistant Lecturer of Finance
Email:  [email protected]

Education background
Ph.D. in Finance and Banking, Eastern Mediterranean University
Master of Science in Finance & Banking, Eastern Mediterranean University
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance & Banking, University of Benghazi

Academic rank
Assistant Lecturer

Research interests
Microfinance and Economic growth, Climate Change and Financial stability, Financial liberalization Financial Inclusion, and Prices and returns volatility and spillovers


The Department of Banking and Finance (Eastern Mediterranean University) jointly with University of Castilla-la Mancha (Spain) organize the International Conference, ICBFP’2022: Economic Development, Public Finance, Energy, and Environment.

The impact of microfinance on economic growth in the Gulf countries using annual data from the World Bank database between 1990 and 2020.

Dr. Mohamed Issa 
Position: Assistant Professor of Finance
Email: [email protected]

Education background
Ph.D in Business Administration (Specialized in Accounting and Finance) – Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey
Master’s Degree in Accounting – Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting – University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya

Academic rank
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Research interests
Forensic Accounting, Auditing, Accounting Education, Finance Education, Financial Management, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Market.


  • “Examining Students’ Perceptions of Accounting Education in Libya”, Volume 34, Issue 2, November 2021, the Scientific Journal of University of Benghazi (SJUOB)
  • “Conceptualization the Interaction among Organisational Factors towards Internal Control Quality” (With Waled Alazzabi and Hasri Mustafa), Volume 28, Issue 4, October 2021, Journal of Financial Crime (JFC) this journal is available on Emerald Insight
  • “The Expectation Gap of Auditing Responsibilities: Students’ Perception” (With Ali Altuğ Biçer and Selin Erol), Volume 9, Issue 2, August 2019, Journal of Current Researches on Social Sciences (JoCReSS).
  • “Assessing Awareness and Acceptance of Forensic Accounting among the Libyan Accounting Educators” (With Waled Al-Azzabi), Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2018, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM).
  • “Perception of Forensic Accounting Education as a Tool for Anti-fraud in Libya” (With Ali Altuğ Biçer), Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2017, International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research (IJMSR).

Dr. Hatem Alfaitouri
Position:  Lecturer of Finance
Email:[email protected]

Education Background
Ph.D. in Accounting and  Finance, University of Portsmouth, UK
GPROF Certificate, Higher Education Academy (HEA), University of Portsmouth, University teaching qualification.
Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting & Finance University of Dundee, UK
MSc in Accounting (Grade 3.70 out of 4.00) University of Benghazi, Libya
BSc in Accounting (Grade 3.23 out of 4.00) University of Benghazi, Libya

Academic rank
Lecturer in Accounting

Research interests
Performance of banks and corporations, earning management, Competitiveness in the banking industry, Liquidity risk and corporate governance.


  • Elfeituri Hatem (2022) Banking stability, institutional quality, market concentration, competition and political conflict in MENA Banking stability, institutional quality, market concentration, competition and political conflict in MENA, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money · Jan 3, 2022.
  • Elfeituri, Hatem (2021) Assessing competitiveness in the MENA banking sector in the context of the quality of institutional variables and political conflict risk, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance. Volume 13, No 13, 2022.
  • Elfeituri Hatem (2021) Is Profitability of Islamic Banks Shaped by Bank-specific Variables, Global Financial Crisis and Macroeconomic Variables? Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development. Volume 42 (2021) Number 2.pp 32-60
  • Elfeituri, Hatem (2019) Is the MENA Banking Sector Competitive? Journal of Banking Regulation. Vol 20, pp124–135
  • Elfeituri, Hatem (2019) Examining banking productivity drivers in MENA banks after financial liberalisation in 1990s, Journal of Governance and Regulation, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2019.pp 59-74.
  • Elfeituri, Hatem (2018) ‘Market concentration, foreign ownership and determinants of bank financial performance: evidence from MENA countries’, Corporate Ownership and Control, 15(3), pp. 9-22.

Mr. Neral Fawzi Boughrara
Position: Head of Quality Assurance Unit
Email: [email protected]

Educational Background:
Master of Highway and transportation engineering from University Putra Malaysia.
Bachelor of civil engineering from the University of Benghazi.

 Academic Rank:
Assistant Lecturer

Research Interests:
Evaluation of Pavement Surface Condition, Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions, and Risk Management.

Bughrara, N. (2008). Evaluation of Road Pavement Cracks in Malaysia. Universiti Putra Malaysia. Master thesis.

Administrative Staff

Ms. Halima Elhaddar
Position: Secretary 
Email: [email protected]

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