Abbas Mohammed

Abbas Mohammed

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Abbas is an accomplished educator and postgraduate researcher at the University of Plymouth's Business School. With extensive experience as a teacher, counsellor, and head teacher, he has earned multiple awards for his commitment to excellence in education. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility, sustainable finance, and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG). Beyond academia, Abbas is dedicated to community service, sports, and advocacy for diversity and inclusion, using education to shape a better future.


  • PhD Business with Management, University of Plymouth (Post viva voce stage)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Anglia Ruskin University 
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Hons) Business, University of Maiduguri 

Professional membership

  • Associate Fellow of AdvanceHE (AFHEA)
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)
  • Member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS)
  • Member of the Institute of Professional Entrepreneurs and Strategic Administrators (MIPESA)
  • Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM)

Roles on external bodies

  • Media Contributor - BBC Radio Devon - Expertise in Climate Action Advocacy, Diversity, Religion, and Other Key Social Issues - 2023 - present
        Selected Media Chats:
  • Education Consultant - Khadija Memorial College - 2013 - present


Teaching interests

Experience across Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels:
(1) Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Finance
  • Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG)
  •  Financial Institutions and Markets 
  • Public Sector Leadership
(2) Economics
  • Data Analytics for Business Decisions
  • Managing Business Information: Economic and Financial Data and Business Analytics
  • Principles of Economics and Finance
(3) Project Supervision
  • Dissertation
  • Company-based (consultancy) project
  • New product/service/business development
(4) Tutoring
  • Postgraduate Personal Tutor 

Staff serving as external examiners

  • West African Examination Council (WAEC) - 2014 - 2019
  • National Examination Council (NECO) - 2017 - 2020


Research interests

PhD Title: Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in the Public Sector
Supervisors: Dr. Tasawar Nawaz and Dr. James Benhin

Other research

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practices in Nonprofit Organisations
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Fintech
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Selected projects from the recent past:
  • Pelumi Adisa (MSc – Completed 2023): Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Nigeria (2002 T0 2019). Supervised by Abbas Mohammed
  • Adebimpe O. Adebiyi (MSc – Completed 2023): The Effect of Labelling The Country of Origin on The Sales Of Products. Supervised by Abbas Mohammed
  • Ayokunmi T. Adegbite (MSc- Completed 2023): International Entrepreneurial Intention: A Comparison Between Nigerian Students In the UK And In Nigeria. Supervised by Abbas Mohammed
  • Sesi O. Ajose (MSc – Completed 2023): The Impact of Cultural Diversity and Risk Perception on Technology Transfer. A Case Study Of 5G Network in Nigeria. Supervised by Abbas Mohammed
  • Paulinus Agu (MSc – Completed 2023): The Impact of International Trade on Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) Growth in Nigeria. Supervised by Abbas Mohammed
  • Lukman A. Adebayo (MSc – Completed 2023): Impact of Product Counterfeiting on Brand Reputation and Business Development: Study on E-Commerce Firms. Supervised by Abbas Mohammed 

Creative practice & artistic projects

  • Sports coordination with colleagues for the Plymouth Business School's Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee - 2022- present


Marzouk, A. M., Adamu, A. M., and AbdEllah, M. A. (2023). 'Determinants of Using Digital Learning Platforms in Higher Tourism Education Environment, 7(1), pp. 116 137. doi:10.21608/mfth.2023.306661 Google Scholar


Conferences organised

Member, Faculty of Arts Humanities and Business Doctoral Conference Committee 2021, University of Plymouth

Other academic activities

  • Delegate, Cumberland Lodge Life Beyond the PhD Conference 2022, Windsor, U.K
  • Presenter, Faculty of Arts Humanities and Business Doctoral Conference 2021, University of Plymouth, UK

Additional information

Volunteering Roles
  • Treasurer - Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (DCRS) - 2024 - present 
  • Co-organiser - Global Plymouth - 2022 - present
  • Member - Plympton Rotary Club - 2022 -present
  • Associate Lecturers Representative - Plymouth Business School's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee - 2022 - present
  • Climate Ambassador - Plymouth City Council - 2022 - present
  • Postgraduate Researcher's Representative - Plymouth Business School's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee - 2021 - present 
  • Volunteer - Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support (DCRS) - 2021 - present
  • Member - Rotary International - 2012 - 2013
  • First Aider - Nigerian Red Cross Society - 2012 - 2013
Awards and acknowledgements
  • University of Plymouth - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award, recognised for an unwavering commitment to breaking barriers, fostering inclusivity, and advocating for equality, diversity, and equity, while igniting inspiration within others to cultivate a profoundly equitable environment through shared insights and open communication on university EDI matters - 2023
  • University of Plymouth - Mel Joyner Award recipient for extraordinary contributions to university life, exemplifying exceptional leadership, event organisation, mentoring, and unwavering dedication to promoting diversity - 2023
  • University of Plymouth - Best academic programme support for MSc Finance, recognised for providing unparalleled support to the MSc Finance programme, exemplifying a dedication to academic excellence -2023
  • University of Plymouth - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award, commended for exemplifying an unwavering commitment to fostering equality, embracing diversity, and promoting inclusivity - 2022
  • University of Plymouth - Best Presenter, Faculty of Arts Humanities and Business Doctoral Conference - 2021