Mr Md Shariful Soykat

Job: PhD student

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Research group(s): The Finance and Banking Research Centre (FiBRe) The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI) The Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

An academic researcher who is also a motivated business consultants expertise in budgeting, financing, and client assessment analysis, with aptitude in a proactive management analyst approach to streamline institutions efficiency and productivity and sustainability. I have completed BA (Hon's) Global Business from Wrexham Glyndwr University and after that i completed my Masters of Science in Business with Financial Management from Northumbria University Newcastle.Well, currently I am pursing Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) at De Montfort University Leicester under the Faculty of Business and Law. I have keen interest to battle against poverty and empower people who are stay behind to contribute towards our society and national economy. My research area focuses on Microfinance service and it examines how Microfinance works and how it impacts on the rural household income, savings, health and education in Bangladesh.

Research interests/expertise

Sustainable development of financial intermediaries and empower underprivileged populations for economic growth in emerging economies (South Asia), Entrepreneurial Finance andBehavioural Finance


BA (Hon's) in Global Business, 1st class; Wrexham Glyndwr University

MSc Business with Financial Management with AdvancedPractice, Northumbria University Newcastle

PhD Project


Investigating the impact of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) on economic development: An empirical evidence from Bangladesh


The aim of my research paper is to define the effect of Microfinance on economic growth in Bangladesh. This research will examine the Microfinance services in Bangladesh and to study their impact on economic growth and well-being with its hope of informing policies related to the Microfinance sector. Moreover, this study will focus on how current Microfinance services impacts rural household income, savings, health and education in regards to improve their economic conditions, wellbeing and shield themselves against the risks of poverty.

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