Massey Business School Senior Lecturer recognised with teaching award

Wednesday 8 November 2023

School of Accountancy Senior Lecturer Dr Fawad Ahmad has won the MYOB Educator of the Year award.

Senior Lecturer Dr Fawad Ahmad

Last updated: Wednesday 8 November 2023

MYOB is a leading business management platform in New Zealand and Australia, providing solutions to streamline key business workflows, from inventory management to payroll, to supply chain management, and accounting and tax.

MYOB General Manager Emma Fawcett says Dr Ahmad’s proactive and progressive approach to improving the skills and learning of his students made him a clear standout for the award.

“With deep consideration around his students’ varying needs, he identified the opportunity to add a practical component to his course and it was a privilege for MYOB to work alongside him to incorporate our software as a tool used in Massey’s School of Accounting for the first time."

“The feedback from students on the value of this new course component has been resoundingly positive and we are thrilled to recognise his efforts with this award,” she adds.

Dr Ahmad says he closely follows the change in accounting landscape and emerging trends to further enhance his teaching contents and learning activities, as well as critically evaluate students’ end of semester feedback and performance. In one of his postgraduate courses, students raised that their learning activities could be enriched with more practical component. To address this feedback, the course was re-structured to include the use of MYOB in one of the compulsory assessments. This enabled students to take advantage of a cloud-based accounting platform and gain a more practical insight while studying their preliminary accounting course.

“I am grateful to receive this award and thankful to the teaching team involved in the course, and of course the students for engaging so well during the semester and providing critical feedback at the end of the semester.”

Dr Ahmad will attend attend a one-day workshop at MYOB’s head office in Melbourne, where winners will be presented MYOB’s latest product developments, strategy, and tips and training on everything from capitalising on market opportunities, to getting the most out of social media.