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About Dr David Acquaye

Before joining University of Chester in September, 2015, David taught on programmes run by Cardiff Metropolitan University and Anglia Ruskin University through the London School of Commerce. He taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 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 prestigious awards such as Professional Mentor of the Year, 2018 (1839 Awards - University of Chester) ‘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. Until his appointment as Head of Department, he was the Deputy Head for the Business and Finance Department. In this position he championed policies geared towards the enhancement of student experience within the University of Chester and these are evidenced in his awards over the years.


I am currently teaching the following modules:

  • Quantitative Methods in Finance  
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance for Managers
  • Spreadsheet Modelling  and Specialised Quantitative Software for research
  • Research Methods


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

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Published Work

Do students seek optimal distinctiveness in new learning environments? (2019), International Journal of Management Education, with Pownall, I and Kennedy. V.  Volume 17, Issue 2, July 2019, Pages 254-266.

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

Additional Qualifications

  1. Associate Professor, University of Chester, 2019
  2. Chartered Management & Business Educator (CMBE)
  3. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Awards and Nominations

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

  • Professional Mentor of the Year, 2018 (1839 Awards - University of Chester)
  • ‘Excellence in Teaching’-Above And Beyond 2016 awards (University of Chester)
  • A nominee for ‘Made A Difference’ award : Anglia Ruskin University, 2013