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The Online MBA by Middlesex University

The online MBA for future business leaders

Application deadline 17th August | Starts 14th September 2020

Between the two internationally renowned institutions of Knect365 Learning and Middlesex University Business School, an expert faculty has been created. Leading management combine with business leaders to provide an innovative, flexible and inspiring learning experience.

Programme modules have been written by subject specialists plus a selection of permanent and visiting faculty, and draw upon business scenarios to ensure theory is given the necessary context.

Our expert faculty includes:

Programme leader

Dr Ioannis Bournakis

Ioannis is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Middlesex Business School. He was awarded a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent, UK in 2008 and he also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester, UK. Ioannis is an economist with research and teaching interests in the areas of International Economics, Macroeconomics and Quantitative Methods. Prior to Middlesex University, he has held lectureship positions at the University of Kent, Regent’s University London and University of Greenwich. Ioannis has published a book on Trade and Competitiveness and chapters in edited volumes. His research focuses on issues of international trade, productivity and growth. Ioannis has
published numerous articles in international academic journals and has extensive experience with distance learning education on the well-established and prestigious Middlesex University programme of MBA in Shipping and Logistics.

Course authors, tutors & faculty

Ioannis Bournakis, Programme Leader, Research Methods ,
Ioannis Bournakis

Programme Leader, Research Methods

Anna Kyprianou, Dean and Vice Chancellor of the  Business School, Module Leader, Executive Leadership, Middlesex University
Anna Kyprianou

Dean and Vice Chancellor of the Business School, Module Leader, Executive Leadership

Middlesex University

Lakshmi Narasimhan Chari, ,
Lakshmi Narasimhan Chari

Nathalie van Meurs, Module leader Management Perspectives, Middlesex University
Nathalie van Meurs

Module leader Management Perspectives

Middlesex University

Dr Lakshmi Narasimhan Chari

Dr Chari is a Chemical Engineering graduate with a PhD on the benefits of Enterprise Systems on Mid-Sized Manufacturing Businesses. He teaches Project Management, Sourcing and Procurement, and Services Operations Management. Prior to joining Middlesex University, he worked at the University of Bolton and was actively involved in the research, enterprise and teaching activities. He has delivered various regional development projects aimed at supporting small and medium sized businesses in improving business performance. He has lectured globally on supply chains, procurement, operations management and other management subjects to students at under graduate, post graduate and doctoral levels.

Anna Kyprianou BA MSc

Anna is currently Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University Business School. She has worked with the strategic development of organisations and their management teams for more than 25 years. Her areas of specialism are organisational behaviour, managing people, and learning and development with a particular emphasis on managing and developing people in the virtual organisation. She has extensive research experience in survey design and data analysis at organisational, national and international levels. Anna has been appointed as Vice President of the Membership and Professional Development Committee of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Dr Nathalie van Meurs

Dr Nathalie van Meurs is Programme Leader for the BA International Business as well as Module Leader of Management Perspectives for full-time and executive MBAs in London and Dubai. She manages the teaching team for Cross Cultural Perspectives, Management Contexts (equality and diversity), Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, and Enterprise and Consulting. She is Senior Lecturer in Research Methods and Cross Cultural Perspectives.