Mahbub Zaman

Professor Mahbub Zaman

Professsor of Accounting

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

01482 463168

Professor Mahbub Zaman is the Professor of Accounting at Hull University Business School and an internationally-recognised expert with nearly two decades' experience of research and teaching in auditing and corporate governance.

He was previously Professor and Head of Research at the School of Accountancy, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and Associate Professor and Director of the PhD (Accounting and Finance) Programme at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Mahbub has also had roles at Glasgow, Exeter and Aberystwyth universities, and been a visiting professor at Aarhus University (Denmark), Deakin University Melbourne (Australia) and the University of Florida (USA).


Research Interests

  • The effects of governance on performance and reporting quality

  • Audit quality, auditor choice and auditor independence

  • The role of state and policy makers in influencing governance reforms and shaping governance practice

  • Formal and private interactions between governance agents

  • International and national (regulatory and cultural) influences on governance practice, including enterprise risk management and internal control effectiveness


Programmes taught on (2019)

Research PhDs

Mahbub is interested in supervising students in auditing, sustainability, corporate governance and reporting.

Completed PhDs

Supervised and / or examined (full-time and visiting) doctoral students from the UK, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA (LSBU)

  • MA (Essex)

  • PhD (Manchester)