Khaza Ahmed

“Understanding Corporate Governance Changes in the Textile and Garment Companies in Bangladesh. ”

I am from Bangladesh. I was attracted to Dundee because it’s a great town for students. Local people are incredibly kind and friendly. Dundee also had strong ties with my home town Narayanganj - oldest industrial District of Bangladesh, also known as Dundee of Bangladesh, due to the presence of numerous jute mills. 

I loved my undergraduate degree at the University of Abertay. Then, I did masters at the University of Dundee and that gave me a real taste for business and social research. Currently, I am researching on Corporate Governance changes in emerging economies. Before starting the PhD programme, I have gained some valuable work experience by working in public services and a number of renowned organisations in Scotland. Dundee university offers high quality teaching and supervision. All the staff are approachable and friendly. Through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science and the PhD programme I get access to special training courses, attend various seminars and networking events, which are extremely useful.

Outside my research, I’m part of the University’s Peer Connector group, I engage with new students, help them finding and giving information and refer to sources of help in the University. I am also a member of International Student Focus Group and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee.

I am into sports as well, I play cricket for a local team in Dundee – Norwood Cricket Club.  




2018-Present - PhD in Accounting and Finance, University of DundeeThesis Title:  “Understanding Corporate Governance Changes in the Textile and Garment Companies in Bangladesh”

2014-2015     MSc in Accounting and Finance, University of Dundee (Distinction) - Dissertation Title: “Islamic Banking: Challenges and Opportunities within the UK”

2012-2014     Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies with Finance, University of Abertay - Dissertation Title: “Future Prospect of International Students in Scotland”

2010-2012     HND in Retail Management, Dundee & Angus College         


HND Project Title: “Loss prevention techniques and security procedures of Debenhams, Dundee”


Awards and scholarships


2014-2015:    Awarded ‘Discover Dundee International Scholarship’ (shared).

2012-2014:    Awarded ‘University of Abertay Overseas Student Scholarship’ (shared).

2014:              Awarded ‘Principal’s Award’ from the University of Abertay, for successfully completing the professional employability programme.