Dr. Abdullah Al Harbi

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting & MIS

About me...

I am considered to have strong interpersonal, communications, leadership and technical skills. I enjoy the challenges of working in a team. The ideal career that I envisioned for myself is to obtain a position with an organization that can utilize an energetic individual with a Ph.D. degree in accounting and several years of business experience and a can do attitude to enhance business processes utilizing the latest management techniques and information technologies. It is also my desire to put my comprehensive knowledge in business, economy, and IT to enhance existing businesses and create new opportunities. Strong in analysis of financial markets, financial systems, complex derivatives like options, technical analysis, fundamental analysis, and project management. 

Academic Background


Florida Atlantic University, College of Business Boca Raton, FL, USA

  • AAA 2000 Doctoral Consortium Fellow Tahoe City, CA, USA
  • Ph.D. in Accounting, December 2003.


Case Western University (CWRU), Cleveland, OH, USA

  • Masters of Accountancy, January 1996
  • Concentration: Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Member in CWRU Accounting club


King Saudi University, College of Economics & Business, Qassim, Saudi Arabia

  • B.S. in Business and Accounting, June 1990

Expertise In:

  • Computers: Advanced software and statistical packages, and web page development.
  • Other Skills: Experience in capital market research, statistics and mathematics
  • Sports: High school and college soccer team.

Awards and Honors:

  • AAA 2000 Doctoral Consortium AWARD,Tahoe City, CA, USA
  • Deloitte and Touche Foundation Doctoral Fellow, 2000
  • Full Scholarship from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (1994-2003)
  • Dean’s List (1988-1990)
  • Second Honor (B.S.) from King Saud University.