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Ahmed Omar, DBA

Dean, College of Business and Management

Areas of Focus

  • Business and Management


  • DBA, Argosy University
  • MBA, LaSalle University
  • BS, Accounting, Peirce College
  • Sustainable Business Strategy, Harvard Business School


Dr. Ahmed Omar is CTU's Dean of the College of Business and Management. He previously served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Assistant Program Dean for Accounting and Finance for the University of Phoenix. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting from Argosy University, a Master of Science in Accounting from LaSalle University, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Peirce College. Dr. Omar also holds a Certified Fraud Examiner certification and has taught accounting and finance at the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 13 years. Prior to his role at University of Phoenix, Dr. Omar has served in various academic leadership roles at national and international universities. Along with his experience in higher education leadership, Dr. Omar has also worked within the restaurant industry as an owner and operator of many quick-service restaurants and franchises.

Professional Designations & Memberships

  • ACFE member and Certified Fraud Examiner CFE
  • Certified SAFe Agilist
  • Certified ACBSP Evaluator

Research Interests

  • Technology enhanced programs and courses
  • Learning management systems
  • Accounting and finance teaching and learning
  • Forensic accounting