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Dr Ayotunde Oyelakin

Senior Lecturer and Course Director of BSc (Hons) in Financial Economics and Banking


Ayotunde Oyelakin is Senior Lecturer in Finance and and Course Director of the BSc in Financial Economics and Banking at Coventry University London. He is responsible for the design, delivery, and assessment of modules in Accounting and Finance. He is also a member of the Coventry University London Academic Board.

Prior to joining the University in 2019, he was Lecturer in Financial Management at the University of Suffolk and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Accounting and Finance at the University of Essex. He is very passionate about facilitating the provision of a transformational education to a diverse cohort of learners, using innovative teaching methods. In addition to his academic career, He is a multi-skilled, versatile professional with over 12 years industry experience in various sectors. He has held several management roles in financial services, stockbroking, investment banking, international trade finance and international supply chain management amongst others.


  • PhD Accounting and Finance 
  • MSc Accounting and Financial Economics (with distinction) 
  • MBA Financial Management 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice 
  • BSc (Hons) Economics 

Professional and Industry Memberships 

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Chartered Stockbroker
  • The Nigerian Stock Exchange Authorized Clerkship License
  • External Examiner – University of Roehampton (Shiller University)
  • External Examiner – University of Buckingham

Research and Consultancy 

Ayotunde's research interests are in empirical corporate finance, venture capital and angel financing, asset management and cryptocurrencies.

Publications and Scholarship Activities

2018 - British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) 2018 Annual Conference and Doctoral Masterclasses, London

2017 - British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) 2017 Annual Conference and Doctoral Masterclasses, Herriot-Watt University

2017 - EFiC Finance Centre Brown Bag Seminar, University of Essex

2017 - 4th Young Finance Scholars Conference, University of Sussex

2016 - EFiC Conference in Banking and Finance, University of Essex

Ayotunde Oyelakin

  • Management Data Analysis (Level 5) 
  • Business Strategy (Level 5)
  • International Finance (Level 6)  
  • International Investment Analysis (Level 6) 
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting (Level 6) 
  • Business Research Skills (Level 6) 
  • Applied Econoetrics and Research Methods (Level 6)
  • Global Financial Markets (Level 7)
  • Portfolio Management (Level 7)
  • Empirical Finance and Accounting Research Methods (Level 7) 
  • Dissertation for Accounting Finance and Economics (Level 7)
The Queen's Award for Enterprise
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023