Qualifications and Professional Memberships:


Master of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours)
CERT IV in Workplace Training
Grad Cert in Education (Tertiary Education)


Research and Teaching Specialties:


Human Resources Management
Business Management
Strategic Management




Syed has been Assistant Professor at UBSS since 1996 and Senior Faculty member at Federation University since 2000.

Prior to joining UBSS, Syed was a Research Fellow at Loughborough University in the UK and Associate Professor at Dhaka University in Bangladesh, bringing together almost 40 years academic experience.

Other appointments include Chair of the Committee for Quality Assurance at IIBIT (a partner institute of University of Ballarat) and Course Coordinator for two MBA units, being responsible for the development, design and delivery of these units in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Syed has published several Peer Reviewed Journal Articles for The International Executive, Journal of Business Administration, Business Ethics: A European Review, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Thunderbird International Business Review and the Journal of Strategy and Management.


Published Works:


UBSS Publications Series

Issue 1 - Transitioning to Online Learning During COVID-19

Article 3 - COVID-Driven Transition to Online Teaching- a Reflection