Faculty of Business and Economics
Antoine B. Awad,
Ph.D., CMA
Chairperson - Dept of Finance & Accounting
Office: Block A, Room 609
Campus: Ashrafieh
Extension: 369

Antoine B. Awad is the Chairperson of the Finance and Accounting Department in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut. He has worked for several auditing firms and companies in Lebanon.

Antoine Awad holds a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and a minor in Finance from the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) (2008); a Master of Science in Finance from the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) (2012). Then, he joined the doctoral program of Kedge Business School (as part of the Ecricome Ph.D. Consortium) (Triple Crowned Accredited: AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA), France in 2015 to pursue a Ph.D. in Finance. In April 2018, A. Awad has earned his Ph.D. in finance on the subject: “Shareholder Value Creation through Corporate Voluntary Disclosures in Emerging Markets: Empirical Evidence from the GCC Equity Markets”.        

In year 2015, A. Awad earned a professional diploma and became a “Certified Management Accountant” by the “Institute of Certified Management Accountants” (ICMA) in the U.S.A. As of August 2016, A. Awad has been collaborating with the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) as an “Item Writer” for the international CMA Examination. Moreover, he acts as of August 2017 as the IMA Campus Advocate for AUST.

Currently, A. Awad is an active member in the Lebanese Society of” Chartered Financial Analysts” (CFA). Moreover, A. Awad is also an active member in the Lebanon Chapter of the “Institute of Certified Management Accountants” (ICMA). He was enrolled in several volunteering activities with the “Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts” in the CFA Research Challenge.

A. Awad is highly involved in corporate consultancy in Equity Fundamentals and Quantitative Research in addition to corporate training and research work.

Research Areas

Financial Reporting &Transparency, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Structure & Performance, Asset Pricing, Private Equity, Dividend Policy, and Value Creation.

Research & Publications


  • Hamdar, Bassam; Gharios, Robert; Awad, Antoine; & El-Husseini, Kazem H. (2017). “The Economic Impact of Marketing Campaigns on the Lebanese Consumer: Implications for the Pharmaceutical Industry”.  International Research Journal of Finance and Economics. Issue 164. Ref. IRJFE16402
  • Seissian, Lena; Gharios, Robert; & Awad, Antoine (2018). “Structural and Market-Related Factors Impacting Profitability: A Cross Sectional Study of Listed Companies”. Arab Economic and Business Journal, Elsevier

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