Mr. Muhammad S. Islam is a lecturer in the Department of Accounting & MIS, at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. He earned a degree of Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University in 1985. His teaching experience in the department includes courses in Financial & Managerial Accounting, General & IT Auditing, and Management Information Systems at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He taught numerous short courses in areas of Accounting/Auditing, and Management Information Systems offered by the Department of Accounting & MIS. Currently he is also working as the Chairman of Accounting Program Accreditation Committee, College Coordinator for the Scientific Conference for Students of Higher Education and a member of the University Scientific Committee. He has been an active member of CIM-Aramco-Finance Team for development initiatives and is one of the project leaders for professional certification endeavor. He worked in numerous research and consultancy projects including the Corporate Integrated Strategic Plan (CISP) Project sponsored by K.F.U.P.M. and Amiantit Co. focusing on study of Finance and Accounting organization of Amiantit and preparation of their Financial Strategic Plan.
Mr. Islam has been actively involved in managing the coop internship program for the department. He supervised a considerable number of students doing their Accounting/MIS Coop work in organizations like Saudi Aramco, the Global Accounting Firms (PWC, DTT, E&Y, and KPMG), NCB (National Commercial Bank), SAMBA (Saudi American Bank), SBB (Saudi British Bank), Chamber of Commerce (Eastern Province), Siemens, Proctor & Gamble, and Unilever etc. He is an active member of IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) and ISACA (Information Systems Audit & Control Association). He coordinated the CIA Exams in the Eastern Province for several years, and is currently working with Saudi Aramco, IMA chapter (Eastern Province) and other Professional associations for organizing the Professional Exam Review Courses in the Eastern Province area. He is currently chairing the department committee for logistics, and liaison to professional organizations. Prior to joining KFUPM Mr. Islam served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), Boston, Massachusetts. During his tenure at WIT, he consulted several government and private organizations including Massachusetts Commission of Higher Education, Office Plus Corporation of USA, and Medical Research International, Burlington, MA. Mr. Islam also holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts (1981), and an MBA degree from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1978).
He won the KFUPM award for Excellence in Teaching/Advising in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008, 2009, and 2013.
M.S, Harvard University, USA
M.B.A, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Area of Specialization
Accounting Information Systems