Mohammad Saeed, Ph.D.

Specialization: Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing, and Global Business Strategies


Dr. Mohammad Saeed is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has over 49 years of teaching experience at the university level.

His extensive experience includes conducting in-house training and providing consultancy services to a number of international organizations and multinational enterprises. He has conducted numerous researches and published more than 300 articles in international journals and refereed conference proceedings. He is a co-author of ‘Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Commerce,’ published in seven volumes, in 1990.

He has participated in several international conferences; and has been on academic visits and consultancy assignments to different countries across the globe. He has served as Head of the Department, Dean, Deputy Dean of the Faculty/ College, Deputy Director of the Graduate School, Director, International Students, and also as Director of the Institute for International Business.

He is a recipient of a number of coveted honors and awards, including ‘Citation for Excellence’ (2004), and ‘Best Professor Award’ several times. He was honored in the 2004 edition of Who’s Who among America’s Teachers. He is a ‘Fellow’ of World Business Institute, Chartered Management Institute, Indian Commerce Association, and Institute of administrative Management, as well as an active member of a number of professional bodies, including Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and International Management Development Association.

Experience Snapshot

Professor, Graduate School of Business, 
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professor: July 2, 2013 – March 31, 2020,

Visiting Professor/ Consultant: June 1, 2009 – June 30, 2013,

Visiting Professor: September 1, 2007 – May 31, 2009, and

Adjunct Professor: May 1, 2005 – April 30, 2006)

Formerly Professor:

(1) Minot State University, North Dakota, USA,
(2) International Islamic University, Malaysia,
(3) Jamia Millia Islamia – Central University, New Delhi, India, and
(4) Iraqi Institute of Administration, Baghdad, Iraq

Formerly Lecturer:

St. John’s College, Agra, India


Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce (International Business), St. John’s College, Agra University, Agra, India, Fall 1976.

Master of Commerce ( Business Administration), St. John’s College, Agra University, Agra, India, Summer 1970, First Division.

Recognition, Honors, Awards, Prizes And Scholarships

Admitted as a Fellow of the World Business Institute, Australia (2018).

Best Paper Award: “An Investigation of Learning Style Theory and GPA at a U.S. University”, Juried Conference Presentation (# 264), Clute Institute International Academic Conference, June 8 – 12, 2014, Munich, Germany (With Bertsch, A., and Ondracek, J.)

Best Paper Award: “Exploring Self-Reported Motivation in a Small Regional University in the Midwest U.S.A.”, Juried Conference Presentation (# 263), Clute Institute International Academic Conference, June 8 – 12, 2014, Munich, Germany. (With Bertsch, A., and Ondracek, J.)

Best Paper in Global Business Award / Certificate of Recognition: “Doing Business in Mexico”, GBDI (Global Business Development Institute) International Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 19 – 21, 2012. (With James Ondracek. and Andy Bertsch)

2010 Exemplary Use of the Learning Management System Winner: The Online Studies Committee selected BADM 409: International Business, as the 2010 Minot State University exemplary online course.

Best Conference Paper Award: “The Impact of Technology on Job Characteristics and Internal Motivation: A Study Of Instructors in Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia” , Global Conference for Academic Disciplines, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, May 31 – June 3, 2010. (With N. Juhdi and A. Z. A. Hamid)

Recognized in “Bibliographic Guide to Business and Economics” by New York Public Library Staff, New York Public Library, Published by MacMillan Publishing Co, 1987, Original from the University of Michigan, Digitized: January 30, 2008, ISBN 081617086- X, 9780816170869, 2256 pages. (Cited on Pages 5, 161 & 250)

Honored by the Indian Commerce Association at its Diamond Jubilee Conference, held at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India on December 29, 2007 for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Commerce Association and to the cause of business education in India.

Conferred the Honor of being recognized as the Fellow of Indian Commerce Association (the largest and oldest association of business educators and professionals in India): For his outstanding contribution in the field of Commerce and Management, 2005.

Listed in 2004-2005 Prentice – Hall Guide to Marketing Faculty by Hasselback.

Honored in the eighth edition of “Who’s Who among America’s Teachers: Honoring Our Nation’s Most Respected Teachers”, 2004.

“Essence of Excellence Award”, MSU Student Ambassador, Minot State University (February, 2004). Citation: Dr. Saeed is an excellent professor and advisor of marketing and international business. He is very active in many activities on campus such as the international business club.

Having highest “Teaching Effectiveness Rating” in the Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia from 1996 to 2000.

“Best Lecturer Award”, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, August 11, 2000.

Listed in “Who’s Who in the World”, 15th Edition – 1998, Publisher: Marquis Who’s Who, New Jersey, USA.

Listed in Dictionary of International Biography, 27th Edition, 1998, International Biographical Center, Cambridge CB2, 3QP, England.

Prize awarded by the India Accounting Association, for contributing the best paper at the Technical Session on “Computer Based International Accounting” during 14th – All India Accounting Conference, held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, April 2-3, 1998.

Admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management on February 12, 1991.

Major Supervisor for a Doctoral Fellowship awarded by United Nations Development Program (1984 – 1988).

Recognized and listed in the “National Register of Social Scientists in India”, Indian Council of Social Science Research (Edited by N. K. Nijhawan), Published by Concept, New Delhi, 1983.

Roll of Honor awarded by St. John Ambulance Association (1976).

Iraqi Government’s award for contribution towards the project of publication of Textbooks (1983).

Iraqi Government’s award for organizing Summer Training Programs in different branches of Business Administration in the Ministry of Industries, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the Republic of Iraq, Baghdad (1982 – 1983).

Principal’s Prize for being adjudged as the BEST STUDENT of St. John’s College, Agra for the session 1969 – 1970.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for academic distinctions in the University Examinations (1964 – 1970).

State Government of UP, India Merit Scholarship (1964 – 1966).

Agra University Merit Scholarship (1969 – 1970).
Bharat Seva Trust Merit Scholarship (1969 – 1970).

Ratan Tata Scholar for Undergraduate Studies (1966 – 1968).

Several prizes for securing First/Second positions in several national, state, and university level debates, seminars, quiz contests and essay competitions (1964 – 1970).

Academic Experience

Forty-nine years’ experience of teaching graduate and under-graduate courses.

Including experience as Full Professor (32 years), as Chairperson (9 years), as Dean (3 years), Deputy Dean (3 years), as Deputy Director, Graduate School (2 years), and as Deputy Director (3 years) as well as Director (1 year), Institute for International Business.

More than forty years’ experience of supervising approved research work, leading to the award of Doctoral Degrees.

Experience of serving under the Scheme of Deputation of India Experts in the Developing Countries of Africa and Asia, sponsored by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for 3 years (1980 – 1983).

Personal Information

E-mail: profsaeed@yahoo.com
Mobile: 006-0173584836
Skype: profsaeed1
Address: 31, Lorong Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60-000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia