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Messaoud joined The Business School in 1995 as a senior lecturer after 5 years at Lancaster University, where he taught management accounting on a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses.

He holds a BA (Hons.) in Accountancy and Finance from L’Ecole Superieure de Commerce, University of Algiers; a Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wales; a Ph.D. from Greenwich University (with joint supervision from Glasgow University); and a certificate in European Management Teaching Programmes (EMTP) from the University of Lancaster.

Messaoud has had a direct input in the design and delivery of Masters courses and their constituent modules since 2003, starting with a top-up Masters course for qualified accountants. He then led the launch in 2009 and delivery of the University’s first MSc course.  Messaoud also successfully designed and introduced the MA in Accounting & Finance by distance learning course which has attracted interest and recruited students from various parts of the world, most recently from China. All applicants from China are members of the Association of International Accountants (AIA). In addition to marketing the MA course to the AIA, Messaoud has had a significant input in the review of the AIA syllabus (as one of their moderators) which has brought the syllabus on a par with other recognised professional qualifications as well other university programmes and this has made it possible for AIA qualified members to now join the MA course.

Messaoud continues to have a direct role in module choice and design in the departments expanding MSc course portfolio as well the structuring of each of the courses. He currently oversees the admissions process to all Masters courses and endeavours to make sure the best students are recruited particularly from the increasingly competitive international market.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Developing research into making management accounting more effective by delinking it from the shareholder value maximisation model and refocusing it on business purpose.
  • Recruitment of doctoral students in the area of Islamic finance with the understanding to take an active part in their supervision and developing research output in this area.

Research Degree Supervision

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Empirical study Business & Economics
Factors Business & Economics
Cost management Business & Economics
Management accounting Business & Economics
Investment decision Business & Economics
Managers Business & Economics
Large companies Business & Economics
Moderating effect Business & Economics

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Research Output 2017 2018

business school
university education
Business schools

Accounting for Management Control in Large Libyan Companies

Haedr, A. R. & Mehafdi, M. Jul 2017 In : Athens Journal of Business & Economics. 3, 3, p. 279-303 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Management control
Management control systems
Large companies
Management accounting