Prof. Sameer El Barghouthi is the founding Vice President of Academic Affairs and a Professor in Accounting and Finance at Al Falah University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Throughout his distinguished career, Prof. Al Barghouthi has held a series of faculty and administrative positions, such as the Vice Dean of the College of Business Administration and Head of Department in reputable universities in the Arab region.

Due to Prof. El Barghouthi’s unwavering dedication to academic excellence and his knowledge of the existing and emerging issues in higher education, AFU was able to establish and maintain a reputation as a thriving university at a regional and national level. Under his leadership, AFU developed high-level educational and research academic programs that prepare students for the current and future roles demanded by society and the professional communities while shaping the learning experience to match the students’ interests and aspirations.

Prof. El Barghouthi earned his doctoral degree in Accounting and Finance from Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom in 2005. His Masters in Accounting and Finance was awarded by the Arab Academic for Banking and Financial Sciences.

Prof.  El Barghouthi’s experience as a researcher and scholar has resulted in published articles in various academic journals such as International Business Research, European Journal of Business and Management, and International Research Journal of Finance and Economics. It has also resulted in invitations to present and to deliver keynotes in top national and international conferences. His research interests are in the areas of stock market behavior and market efficiency. 




Accounting & Finance, Manchester Metropolitan University, England


Accounting & Finance, The Arab Academic for Banking and Financial Science


Commercial Sciences (Accounting), Philadelphia Private University



  • Vice President, Academic Affairs Office
  • Associate Professor, College of Business Administration
  • Chairman, Budget Committee
  • Chairman, Local and International Accreditation Committee
  • Member, Appointment Committee
  • Member, Promotion Committee


  • Principles of Accounting (2) (0502102)