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About Dr David Acquaye

Before joining University of Chester in September, 2015, he taught on programmes run by Cardiff Metropolitan University and Anglia Ruskin University through the London School of Commerce. David taught both undergraduate and postgraduate modules. His main modules over these years of teaching at the HE level have been Corporate Finance (Levels 6 & 7); Financial Analysis Management (Level 7); Case Study Analysis (Level 7); Quantitative Methods in Finance (Level 4) and Managerial Accounting (Levels 4&5). He has also developed special expertise in the supervision of dissertation and business development proposals.

His teaching methods are based on realist pedagogical philosophy which has earned him several awards such as ‘Excellence in Teaching’-Above And Beyond 2016 awards (University of Chester) and Outstanding Teacher Fellowship Award, 2012 (Cardiff Metropolitan University). Outside the classroom, David has actively engaged in the activities of Quality Assurance and Enhancement (QAE) and Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) boards. These involvements have put him in a better position to create an excellent learning experience for the student.


I am currently teaching the following modules:

  • Quantitative Methods in Finance  
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance for Managers


Project Finance; Stock Market Reaction to News (Event study); Joint ventures and capital structure.

Published Work

David Mwaura, David Acquaye, Sarnai Jargal, (2013) "Marketing implications of the destination image of Mongolia", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 5 Iss: 1, pp.80 – 91

Liu, J.,  Aston, J. and Acquaye, D. (2013), International Joint Ventures: Do they Enhance Shareholder Value?  Conference Paper [Presented at the British Academy of Management Conference in September, 2013] P393

Acquaye, D. (2013), ‘Does the use of ‘project finance’ enhance shareholder value upon announcement of international? ‘ [Online], British Library Thesis Collection: EthOS


  • PhD (Finance) – Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2013
  • MBA (Finance Option)- Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2008
  • BSc. (Land Economy)-Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 2001

Awards and Nominations

My teaching philosophy and active involvement in quality related activities have earned me a prestigious award and a nomination:

  • ‘Student-Led Fellowship Award for Outstanding Teacher’ : Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2012
  • A nominee for ‘Made A Difference’ award : Anglia Ruskin University, 2013