Staff Profile: Arsalan Tauqir Khawaja


Faculty of Social Sciences


University of Wolverhampton Business School


Lecturer in Corporate Finance

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 323934



MN 209
University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
MN Building
City Campus North

Areas of expertise

Macro Economics and Corporate Finance


Arsalan Tauqir Khawaja is a Lecturer in Corporate Finance at The University of Wolverhampton Business School. Prior to this appointment, he worked as a visiting lecturer in finance at Birmingham City University.  

Arsalan Tauqir Khawja has over seven years of experience consulting on economic reforms, private sector development, corporate finance, and Project/Programme management of SME development programmes. He has advised companies, financial institutions, and regulators in Pakistan. He served as the Team Leader of “Business Edge Quality Assurance”- a joint collaborative programme between SME Business Support Fund, Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan and International Finance Corporation- World Bank (Pakistan). He also represented SME Business Support Fund, Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan at the State Bank of Pakistan- SME Finance Focus Group Meetings.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Finance, Birmingham City University, UK (In progress)
  • MSc Finance and Management, University of Essex, UK
  • MBA, Air University, Pakistan

Teaching interests

  • Corporate Financial Management- Undergraduate
  • Introduction to Financial Economics- Undergraduate
  • Financial Management- Postgraduate
  • International Finance- Postgraduate

Research interests

Arsalan Tauqir Khawaja is interested in researching the SME Finance issues. In particular the bank credit risk assessment of SME loan applications and the influence of finance gap on the growth and survival of SMEs. He is also interested in corporate finance areas such as: mergers and acquisitions, credit ratings and stock market performances. 

Professional body membership and roles

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - United Kingdom

Selected publications

Khawaja, A.T., Hussain, J.G, Gohary, H.EL., (2016), “Bank Lending to the UK and Pakistani SMEs: a survey of the literature”, Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Accepted for publication)