Lecturer and Programme Director for BSc Business Finance
Hafiz Muhammad Usman Rana is a Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Business Finance and a Lecturer in Finance at Birmingham City Business School. He has led and taught modules within HE institutions in the UK and Pakistan over the last seven years. He teaches Finance to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in the Department of Finance and Economics (FE).
Before joining Birmingham City Business School, Hafiz spent two years as a Financial Analyst for S&P Global, a US-based large financial company that has equipped him to relate theory with practice when teaching. Furthermore, he has worked with Shell Helix and Coca-Cola as an event organizer for over one year.
Hafiz is also a Doctoral Researcher in Finance at BCU. His research is aligned with the programs taught in Finance, and his thesis examines Market Efficiency, Market Cointegration, and Market Determinants for Precious metals (Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium).
Besides, his research has been acknowledged externally by the Board of Directors of International Precious Metals Institute, Inc USA (IPMI) and awarded a certificate of achievement. He is also a Research Development member - of the Centre for Applied Finance and Economics (CAFE) at Birmingham City University and seminar convenor for the upcoming working paper series.
In addition to his work at BCU, Hafiz regularly contributes articles to the leading newspapers in Pakistan, such as DAWN, The News, and the Express Tribune. In these publications, he offers policy solutions to the government of Pakistan on Pakistan's economy.