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Professor Musa Mangena

ACG (ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute), M.Acc (University of Glasgow), PhD (Bedfordshire), PgCHEP (Bradford), FHEA (Higher Education Academy, UK)
Chair in Accounting

Department: Accounting
Tel: +44 (0) 115 7487572
Location: C18e (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Musa Mangena joined the Nottingham University Business School as Professor of Accounting in January 2020. He is a qualified Chartered Governance Professional with associate membership of ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Musa joined the Business School from the University of Essex, where he was Professor of Accounting and Head of Accounting Group. He previously was Professor of Accounting and Corporate Governance at Nottingham Trent University and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Bradford.

Prior to becoming an academic, Musa spent many years in the banking sector where he held senior positions in different functions such as banking operations, international financial markets operations, and finance and administration. In his last role, he managed a US$75 million World Bank funded project on enterprise development in Zimbabwe, supporting small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs).

Musa is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Accounting Research and the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies and Senior Editor of the African Accounting and Finance Journal. He is also the current Treasurer and Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the African Accounting and Finance Association.

Areas of Expertise
Musa's interests are in accounting and corporate reporting, corporate governance, CSR/sustainability and executive compensation. His work has been widely published in accounting and management journals, including among others, Review of Accounting Studies; Journal of Corporate Finance, British Journal of Management; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; British Accounting Review; The International Journal of Accounting; Accounting and Business Research and European Accounting Review.

In 2021, Musa was appointed to the membership of the Committee that developed the National Corporate Governance Code of Ghana and led the team that drafted the 'Genuine Disclosures' pillar of the code. The code was successfully launched in December 2022. Musa was also appointed by the African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) to the membership of the Committee that developed 'The Director Development Programme (DDP) Framework' for Africa. The framework, designed to professionalise director training within the African context, was completed and approved by the ACGN in February 2024.


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Musa has taught on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate (MSC/MBA) modules in both financial and management accounting, including corporate governance and accountability.

Musa is module convenor of the following module(s):


Advanced Issues in Financial Reporting (BUSI4414)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Musa's research interests are concentrated in the areas of accounting and corporate governance (including executive compensation, boards and sub-committees, ownership structures); corporate reporting and consequences; corporate social responsibility and sustainability. In most recent years, his focus has been on understanding the processes by which corporate governance structures influence organisational outcomes (e.g., performance, reporting, sustainability, etc).

He is interested in PhD supervision in these areas of his research focus.


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