Shirzad Abdullayev graduated from Azerbaijan State University of Economics as an economist in 1995 and from Baku State University as a lawyer in 2001.
He went to the secondary school at the native district. South. Abdullayev has served in the Air Defense Forces. In 2005, he pursued his education at Berlin School of Economics and German Institute of Applied Sciences in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Both the diplomas were nostrified by the Higher Attestation Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan correspondingly in 2004 and 2006.
Shirzad Abdullayev became a professor in “Finance, monetary circulation and loans” in the year of 2012. He is an author of 3 monographs, 4 manuals, 2 curricula and 1 methodical guidelines, as well as nearly 50 scientific articles
Shirzad Abdullayev worked as a senior lecturer of the department of “Banking and monetary circulation” at Azerbaijan State University of Economics in 2001-2002, assistant professor in 2002-2007, acting professor of the “Banking” department in 2007-2013, and has been working as a part-time professor since 2013. Shirzad Abdullayev worked as a head of the Board of “Azinvestbank” in 1992-2003, head of the division of Legal provision of banking supervision in the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2003-2008, and has been working as an executive director of the National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support under the Ministry of Economy and Industry since 2008.
His professional rank is a Chief advisor of civil service.
South. Abdullayev defended a thesis on “Problems related with creation and use of loan resources in commercial banks of Azerbaijan” under the subject of “Finance, monetary circulation and loans” at the University of Finance and Economics in Saint St. Petersburg, Russian Federation and held a Doctor of Philosophy in economics in 1999. He defended another thesis on “Bank resources management in Azerbaijan” under the subject of “Finance, monetary circulation and loans” at the specialized council of the University of Finance and Economics in Saint St. Petersburg city and held a Doctor of Philosophy in economics in 2003, as well.