All our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses will bring you into close contact with expert practitioners, analysts and consultants to give you valuable insights into current strategic approaches within your chosen field of study.
These expert practitioners are making a major contribution to students in the Ashcroft International Business School, linking professional business and management practice to the rapidly changing global environment in which all businesses, both large and small, must operate.
Prof. Kevin Ibeh, Visiting Professor of International Business, Professor of Marketing and International,Business and Director of Research in the Department of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Prof. Karl Koch, Visiting Professor of Comparative International Management and Emeritus Professor, London South Bank University, Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Management, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand
Prof. Dieter Lange, Visiting Professor of Corporate and Telecommunications Strategy, and Head of Capgemini Consulting for Central and Eastern Europe
Prof. Lawrence Murray, Visiting Professor of Business and International Finance, Professor of Finance and International Business, University of San Francisco
Prof. Roger Mumby-Croft, Visiting Professor of Enterprise and Creative Practice, Professor of Enterprise, Warwick University Prof. Stefan Vieweg, Visiting Professor of Business Development, Head of Global Communications, Nokia
Prof. Norbert Walter, Visiting Professor of Economic Policy and Financial Economics, Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank Group and Head of Deutsche Bank Research
Visiting Fellows and Practitioners
Paul Bourne, Visiting Fellow in Leadership and Change Management, Artistic and Training Director of Menagerie Theatre Company
Thomas Buergi, Visiting Fellow in Intercultural Communication, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Cross-cultural Management at the University of Applied Sciences, Basel
Geoffrey Butlin, Visiting Fellow in Entrepreneurial Management, Founder and CEO, TranscenData Europe Ltd
David Clift, Visiting Fellow in Management Practice, CEO of Lean World and an expert on sustainable business growth
Steve Colling, Visiting Fellow in Sustainable Development, Director, Founder and Managing Director, Onearth Ltd.
Mark Dodsworth, Visiting Fellow in Consulting to the International SME, Founder and Managing Director of Europartnerships Ltd.
Ian Duckworth, Visiting Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Research Director, CLR Global
Walter Herriot, Director of the Entrepreneur in Residence Network, Managing Director of St John's Innovation Centre Ltd. Hugh Parnell, Visiting Fellow in Innovation and Enterprise, Director, NW Brown Group Ltd
Leigh Sear, Visiting Fellow in International Entrepreneurship, Joint Managing Director, Wood Holmes Group, Director and Board Member of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Peter Thornton, Visiting Fellow in Arts and Management and Consulting, External Relations Director for Arts Council England East
Professors of Management Practice
In addition to our Visiting Practitioners, Professors and Fellows, the Ashcroft International Business School has appointed its own Professors of Management Practice.
Prof. Roger Jeynes is highly experienced in the technology industry, having worked in senior technical, sales, marketing and general management roles with IBM, Pyramid Technology and EMC Corporation. He has considerable experience in the understanding, development, quantification and realisation of company value, having undertaken work in this area for investors such as 3i, Schroders, Merlin Biosciences, Royal Bank of Scotland, the Welsh Development Agency and various venture capital funds.
Prof. Joachim Kuhn has extensive experience in international logistics for DaimlerChrysler AG and has led major global logistics projects such as the Optimisation of Mercedes Benz South Africa Passenger Car Logistics. He publishes widely in the area of supply chain management, Kaizen and quality management.
Prof. Paul Turner is one of the UK's leading authorities on international HRM and strategic business development. He has acted as Group HR Business Director for Lloyds TSB, as Vice President of the CIPD, as a Director of BT and as an Executive in Residence at Nottingham Business School. He was formerly President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Employee Care for the Convergys Corporation.
Miriam Kennet 2008 July