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Dr Venuste Habimana

Lecturer, Distance Learning Tutor

Faculty of Business and Law
Economics, Finance and Law
Areas of Expertise:
Business Management , Economics , International Business , Leadership and management
Research Supervision:

As a lecturer and postgraduate supervisor, Dr Venuste Habimana's experience include research supervision, lecture delivery (both online and in the classroom) and researching in economics and international business. His areas of expertise involve economic analysis, international business, management and leadership, and money and banking. 

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Venuste obtained an MPhil and PhD in the field of Economics and International Business from Anglia Ruskin University in 2021. Prior to that, he graduated in 2005 with BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from University of Rwanda. In 2011, he obtained an International Accounting and Finance Certification from NASB, Norway. In 2014, he completed and was conferred MBA degree in Finance, specialisation in Corporate Finance by Walden University, Minnesota, USA.

He has considerable teaching and experience in different universities, including ARU and the University of Essex. He has also published research outputs widely in books and peer reviewed journals. 

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French 
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Swahili
  • Kinyarwanda

Research interests

  • International economics
  • Corporate finance
  • Leadership and management
  • International business
  • International trade
  • Investment and banking
  • Public finance, statistics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Budget analysis
  • Economic growth

Areas of research supervision

  • Entrepreneurial action research projects
  • Renewable energy and economic growth
  • COVID-19 pandemic impact on human resource management functions and the way to improve future preparedness
  • Changing approaches to consumer engagement and marketing in post COVID-19 Ghana - a response to new consumer trends
  • Digital transformation and corporate innovation performance
  • Intelligent transformation strategy of private power companies under the background of carbon neutrality


Venuste teaches on the following modules.

  • BA (Hons) - Digital Business and Principles of Marketing 
  • ARCPD - Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)
  • MBA - Entrepreneurial Action 
  • MSc International Business - Postgraduate Major Project
  • MSc Accounting and Finance - Postgraduate Major Project


  • PhD in Economics and International Business, Anglia Ruskin University, UK, 2018-2021
  • Higher Education Learning and Teaching in Practice ARU, UK, 2019
  • MPhil in Economics and International Business, Anglia Ruskin University, UK, 2017-2018
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialism in Finance, Walden University, USA, 2012-2014
  • Certificate in International Accounting and Finance, NASB, Norway, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Rwanda, Huye, Rwanda, 2002-2005

Memberships, editorial boards

  • The Finance Sector Union of Norway (Finansforbundet), since 2013
  • Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet), since 2014
  • University and College Union, UK, since 2018

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Project leader - PEI Project Evaluation: Poverty and Environment Initiative Rwanda Project, UN-PUNUD, UNDP, MINECOFIN, 2006
  • Project Evaluator - Young Development Support: Promotion of the Economy and Employment, GTZ projects, 2007

Selected recent publications

Articles, Books and Research 

Business Operations: Global Integration for Firms. Morrisville: NC, 2018, (ISBN: 9780244990596).

Rationalization of international trade and investment agreements: case of East African community, Doctoral thesis, Anglia Ruskin University.

Business reforms and ease of doing business in East African community countries. Journal of Business History, 2022 (with John Hogan and Noah Karley).

Impact of Covid 19 Pandemic to Different Economic Sectors in the UK. Journal of Business Analytics, 2023.

Recent presentations and conferences

Assessment and Degree Outcomes Conference. ARU, 2022.

The EAC High-Level Conference on Trade Integration. Nairobi, Kenya, 25-27 September 2019.

Twelfth Annual Research Student Conference. ARU, 2018.

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Conference with Special Relevance to Developing Countries on behalf of the Department of Economics and International Business. Cambridge, 23-24 November 2017.