OSAMA M. AL-HARES

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING

Osama Al-Hares is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Gulf University for Science and Technology (Kuwait). He is currently serving as Director of Business Development and Corporate Relations. Dr. Al-Hares did his doctoral work in Accounting and Finance at Manchester Business School. Dr. Al-Hares joined the GUST Faculty in 2004. At GUST, he served as Head of the Department of Accounting from 2006 to 2008 and as an Assistant Dean of the College of Business from 2008 to 2009.

Dr. Al-Hares had a confirmed consulting and training experience with superior training centers and corporations in Kuwait such as Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science; Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Institute of Diplomacy); Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development; Kuwait Stock Exchange; Kuwait Finance House; National Bank of Kuwait; Gulf Bank; Boubyan Bank; Kuwait Association for Accountants and Auditors; Zain Telecommunication Group; Kuwait Airways; Kuwait Financial Centre (MARKAZ); and YIACO. He had also served as a Part-Time Consultant at the Central Bank of Kuwait.

Areas of Specialization 
  • Intermediate Accounting I & II.
  • Management & Cost Accounting.
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Financial Statement Analysis.
  • Accounting and Finance Spreadsheet Applications.
  • Auditing and Assurance Services.
  • Advanced Accounting.
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting.
  • Advanced Financial Modeling and Spreadsheets Applications.
  • Introduction to Finance (For MBA level at KMBS- Kuwait).
  • Management Control Systems (For MBA level at KMBS- Kuwait).
  • Financial & Managerial Accounting (For MBA level at GUST- Kuwait).
  • Advanced Financial Reporting & Analysis (MBA Level at GUST- Kuwait).
  • Accounting Decision Making (MBA Level at GUST- Kuwait).
Education 
Dates Job Title & Experience
1998 – 2003 Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance. Manchester Business School. The University of Manchester- UK. (Full Time).
1994 – 1997 Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting. Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The University of Jordan. (Full Time).
1990 - 1994 B.Sc. in Accounting. Amman University. Jordan. Rating: (Excellent).
Training Experiance 
Dates Employed Job Title & Experience
September 2004 – still
  • Full-Time Assistant Professor, VP for Admin. & Financial Affairs Office, Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST).
  • Director, Centre of Career and Alumni Services (July 07 - still).
  • Assistant Dean / College of Business Administration (March 08 –Oct. 09).
  • Head of Accounting Department (January 2006 – March 2008).
  • Current Administrative Activities.
  • Chairman/GUST Internship Program.
  • Member/ AACSB Accreditation Strategic Planning Committee.
  • Member/ Scholarships and Financial Aid Committee.
  • Member / Dept. of Accounting Recruitment Committee.
June 2004 – August 2004 Assistant Professor, Accounting Department (Teaching The English-Track Subjects), Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan.
September 2003 - June 2004 Assistant Professor, Accounting Department, Amman University - Jordan.
Others
  • Confirmed consulting and training experience with several superior institutions and training centres in Kuwait.
  • Approved Learning Provider (ALP) for ACCA International Financial Reporting Diploma (ACCA DipIFR)- Kuwait Group, since December 2010.
  • Served as a consultant for several Kuwaiti listed corporations in the banking, Investment, and service sectors.
  • Served as Part-Time Consultant at the Central Bank of Kuwait. September 2009 - March 2010.