Yaqoub Alabdullah

Faculty Profile


  • PhD, Finance, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
  • MBA, Finance, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • BA, Accounting, Kuwait University


Yaqoub Alabdullah is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the College of Business Administration at Kuwait University. He holds a PhD from The University of Missouri – Columbia since 2014. He got his MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and his Bachelors in Accounting from Kuwait University in 2008. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of California – Berkeley from 2017-2018. He was the Director of the Financial Trading Center at Kuwait University from 2019-2021. His research interest include Corporate governance, M&A, Payout policy, and Ownership concentration.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Payout policy
  • Ownership concentration
  • Capital Structure

2014 – present: Assistant Professor, CBA, Kuwait University

  • 2017-2018: Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley, USA
  • 2019 – present: Consultant, Gulf Investment Corporation, Kuwait

Undergraduate courses:

  • FIN220: Principles of Financial Management
  • FIN327: Intermediate Financial Management
  • Fin320: Investments
  • FIN101:Personal Finance
  • FIN340: Financial Models
  • FIN440: International Financial Management
  • FIN450: Equity Valuation