Dr Jafar Ojra is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and SAILS Lead at the School of Management, Swansea University.  He obtained his PhD in 2014 from Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia specialising in Strategic Management Accounting Tools across industry sectors in Palestine.

Prior to joining Swansea University in 2014, Jafar has worked extensively across various industry sectors both in the United Kingdom and overseas. 

Dr Ojra has over seven years experience of lecturing at Higher Education institutions.  He has taught, supervised and examined both undergraduate and postgraduate students in accounting and finance.  Jafar has presented his research at a number of internationally recognised conferences and his current research activity spans a range of topics including Strategic Management Accounting Tools and Performance Measurement in developing countries.

Jafar is originally from Bethlehem, Palestine and has made his home in Swansea since 2014. Jafar is a marathon runner who enjoys the camaraderie, interaction and competition with other runners and has raised thousands of pounds for various causes.


  • MN-1003 Accounting for Business

    To introduce students to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting. Accounting is of critical importance in support of all business activities so this course is designed to introduce the basic concepts on which accounting is based, providing students with a toolkit that enables a better understanding of the performance of businesses and the decisions and problems they face.

  • MN-2051 Management Accounting 1A

    Students will learn to apply further cost accounting techniques, prepare budgets and undertake variance analysis and interpretation.

  • MN-M504 Management Accounting

    This module delivers management accounting topics such as performance management, budgeting and control and focuses on the need for accurate and timely information for decision making. Decision making is an important part of this module, including resource allocation and make or buy decisions, and the module will provide students with tools and techniques to deal with risk and uncertainty.


  • Risk Quality Disclosure, Corporate Governance and Bank Performance: Islamic vs Conventional Banks (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Mohamed Elmagrhi
    Other supervisor: Prof Sabri Boubaker