Umar Farooq

Assistant Professor
  • FAST School of Management
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Dr. Umar Farooq is working as Assistant Professor at FAST School of Management, Chiniot-Faisalabad Campus. He joined FAST in 2015 as a lecturer and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2018. He also worked as a lecturer at Lahore Leads University before that. He taught various finance-related courses during his teaching career, including Islamic Finance, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Investment and Portfolio and Financial Institutions and Markets, to undergraduate and graduate-level students.

He completed his PhD in Management Sciences from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan in 2019. He also completed his MBA (Finance) in 2011 and BBA (Finance) in 2009 from the University of the Punjab, Gujranwala Campus. Currently, he is completing Online Dars e Nizami from Faizan Online Academy ( His skill set includes

Research Areas

Prediction and Cost of Financial Distress – Turnaround Strategies – Working Capital Management – Capital Structure – Financial Markets and Asset Pricing – Islamic Financial System

Islamic Financial System

He has good knowledge of Sharia Standards and Islamic Banking Products. He is also completing 8 Years Dars e Nizami from Faizan Online Academy ( to enhance his expertise of Islamic Financial System.

Bibliometric Analysis

He is an expert of bibliometric analysis using VOS viewer, R Package – Biblioshiny and CiteNetExplorer.

Reference Management

He is an official trainer of Mendeley Reference Management Software. He also has good knowledge of Endnote and Qiqaa reference management.

Business Analytics

He has completed various short courses on data science and business analytics. He has good hands-on training on Excel, Power Query, Power BI, SPSS, STATA and R for data analysis and visualization.

Accounting Information System

He has the capabilities of working with accounting information systems, particularly Peachtree and odoo.

Machine Learning

He can apply machine learning algorithms to make efficient financial decisions. Particularly, he can use WEKA for data mining and forecasting.


PhD (Finance), COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan (2020)
MBA (Finance), University of the Punjab, Gujranwala Campus, Pakistan (2011)
BBA (Finance), University of the Punjab, Gujranwala Campus, Pakistan (2009)
Dars e Nizami (Online), Faizan Online Academy (, Pakistan (2019-Cont.)


Farooq, U., Nasir, A., Bilal and Farhan, (2022), “The COVID-19 pandemic and stock market performance of transportation and travel services firms: A cross-country study”, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, DOI: 10.1080/1331677X.2022.2053784

Farooq, U., Nasir, A., Bilal and Quddoos, M.U. (2021), “The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on abnormal returns of insurance firms: a cross-country evidence”, Applied Economics, Vol. 53 No. 31, pp. 3658–3678. IF 1.85, ABDC (A)

Nasir, A., Farooq, U. and Khan, A. (2021), “Conceptual and influential structure of Takaful literature: a bibliometric review”, International Journal of Islamic & Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 599–624. IF 2.27, ABDC (B)

Farooq, U., Ali, M., Qamar, J., & Reddy, K. (2020). Impact Size and Determinants of Indirect Cost of Financial Distress: Role of Receivable and Inventory Management. Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance, 16(2), 179–207. ESCI

Farooq, U. and Qamar, M.A.J. (2019), “Predicting multistage financial distress: reflections on sampling, feature and model selection criteria”, Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 38 No. 7, pp. 632-648. IF 1.48, ABDC (A).

Farooq, U., Qamar, M.A.J. and Haque, A. (2018), “A Three-Stage Dynamic Model of Financial”, Managerial Finance, Vol. 44 No. 9, pp. 1101-1116. ESCI, ABDC (B)

Farooq, U. and Qamar, M.A.J. (2018), “Scope, measurement, impact size and determinants of indirect cost of financial distress”, Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 111–129. ESCI, ABDC (C)

Hafeez, M., Farooq, U., Ziaullah, M., Arif, M., & Ashraf, S. (2018). The Role of E-Recruitment in Attracting Potential Candidates-Evidence from Fresh Graduate Job Seekers. IBT Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 65–80.

Farooq, U. and Qamar, M.A.J. (2017), “Firm Size as Moderator to Non-Linear Leverage-Performance Relation: An Emerging Market Review”, Binus Business Review, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 99–106.

Nasir, A. and Farooq, U. (2017), “Analysis of Value at Risk of Sukuk and Conventional Bonds in Pakistan”, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 375–388. ESCI

Qamar, M.A.J., Farooq, U., Afzal, H. and Akhtar, W. (2016), “Determinants of Debt Financing and Their Moderating Role to Leverage-Performance Relation: An Emerging Market Review”, International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 8 No. 5, p. 300-311.

Saim, M.H. and Farooq, U. (2016), “Exploring the association of E- Recruitment with organizational attraction and mediating role of Cost Effectiveness & Easy to Use”, Int.(Lahore), Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 1651–1657.

Farooq, U., Ashraf, A.A. and Ahmad, N. (2014), “Investigating the Moderating Role of Firm Strategy in the Relationship Between Leverage and Performance”, Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 341–346.

Ashraf, A.A., Farooq, U. and Mohy-UL-Din, S. (2014), “An Investigation to the Leadership Culture Fit and its Impact on Job Satisfaction and Work Commitment”, World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 427–438.

Ashraf, A.A., Lodhi, S.A. and Farooq, U. (2014), “An Investigation of Leadership-Culture Fit with Quality Improvement and Cost Reduction by Synchronizing TQM and KM Philosophies”, World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 478–491.

Yonus, Z.I., Farooq, U. and Nasir, A. (2013), “Exchange rate and stock market volatility : A case of Pakistan”, Journal of Business Administration and Management Sciences Research, Vol. 2 No. 8, pp. 187–190.

Mohy-Ul-Din, S., Mughal, K.S. and Farooq, U. (2013), “Impact of Cost of Marine and General Insurance on International Trade and Economic Growth of Pakistan”, World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 28 No. 5, pp. 659–671.

Raza, H., Aslam, S. and Farooq, U. (2013), “Financing Pattern in Developing Nations Empirical Evidence from Pakistan”, World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 22 No. 9, pp. 1279–1285.

Farooq, U., Nazir, M.S. and Nawaz, M.M. (2012), “Operating or Financial Distress ? How much Costly these are?”, American Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 55 No. 3, pp. 96–108.

Farooq, U. and Nazir, M.S. (2012), “An analysis of operating and financial distress in Pakistani firms”, Elixir Finance, Vol. 44 No. 3, pp. 7133–7137

Collaborations at National and International Level

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