|King Faisal Foundation|
College of Business
Dr. Hassan A. Said has a PhD in Business Administration, majoring in Finance
with a minor in Quantitative Methods from The University of Alabama. He also
has eighteen hours of post-doctoral graduate accounting courses from the
University of Alabama and Mississippi State University. Dr. Said also has
two Masters Degrees; MA in Finance and an MBA from the University of Alabama
and St Johnís University respectively, all degrees are from the US with the
exceptions of his Higher Diploma in Insurance Management and Bachelor degree
in Accounting from the Baghdad University, Iraq. Dr. Said is currently
serving as an associate professor of accounting at Alfaisal
University-College of Business.
Dr. Said has over twenty-four years of both academic and professional experience doing research, teaching, and service at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has worked in the banking, insurance and credit industries in New York, in academia he has worked in many public institutions in the USA and served many communities including consulting work for US Fed Government, city commissions, chamber of commerce, private enterprises, and not-for-profit organizations. He is expertise are in insurance, financial accounting, risk analysis, corporate financial reporting and US tax systems. He has been tenured in every institution he previously served and provided relevant administrative support for the institutionsí AACSB accreditation.
Dr. Said has a diversified interest in research, he has published numerous refereed business journal and presented many articles in regional, national and international conferences. Most of his research attention focused on corporate reporting and policy issues, risk analysis for individuals and financial institutions. His is current research is dealing with risk aversion assessment and ethical positions for individuals with different backgrounds.
This is the first time he visits the Saudi Kingdom (besides Hajj many years ago), and living in Riyadh is an exciting experience for him, more importantly is witnessing the genuine application of the three foundations (Faith, Knowledge, and Performance) of Alfaisal University. Sharing thoughts and discussions with (diverse male and female) students anxious for knowledge, undertaking the creed, and performance of the Universityís constituents (students, faculty, staff, administrators, and benefactors) makes Alfaisal an institution with a promising cultural environment, flourishing and energetically growing not only nationally but also internationally.