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When you study our Master of Business Administration (MBA), you’ll learn from renowned academics at the forefront of research and proven business experts.

Backed by experience across a diverse range of industries, UQ MBA teachers will challenge your thinking so you can change your career and reach your potential.

Our staff don’t just keep up with the current trends in business, they work directly with industry to set the pace and shape the leaders of tomorrow.

Associate Professor Nicole Hartley

Nicole Hartley

Associate Professor Nicole Hartley is an academic and the MBA Director at UQ. Her teaching expertise is in advertising, marketing strategy, digital media and consumer behaviour. In her role, Nicole also works closely with companies within the Brisbane technology start-up and social enterprise scene to advise on marketing advertising strategies to launch new-to-market technology-based products and services both nationally and globally.

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Professor Victor Callan

Professor Victor Callan

Victor Callan AM is Professor of Management and Leadership at the Business School. As one of Australia's most recognised researchers in the field, Victor investigates organisational change, leadership and employee training. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) for his service to higher education as a researcher and adviser to Government and industry.

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Dr Terrance Fitzimmons

Terrance Fitzsimmons

Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and has over 30 years of practicing as a Chartered Accountant. He is also the director of the AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace and Managing Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC). Dr Fitzsimmons has worked with many of Australia's largest firms on their diversity programs and speaks regularly in Australia and overseas in the area of gender equality and inclusion.

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Dr Michael Collins

Prior to joining the Business School, Dr Michael Collins served as a commissioned officer in the Australian Defence Force for 15 years and as a director of a management consultancy until 2018. He has extensive front-line to executive leadership experience across a diverse range of organisations, cultures and industries, including finance, mining, rail and government. Michael’s research interests include leadership and safety performance, with a focus on how personality and attention influence both areas in complex situations and high-risk environments.

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Dr Sarel Gronum

Sarel Gronum

Dr Sarel Gronum has more than 20 years international lecturing experience. His research has been published in top-tier journals and presented at several conferences. Sarel has worked on several industry-sponsored large-scale research projects for government and industry bodies. He consults extensively by empowering entrepreneurs, corporate and public sector client organisations to develop and implement innovative commercialisation and growth strategies.

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Associate Professor Tim Kastelle

Tim Kastelle

Global innovation expert Associate Professor Tim Kastelle has worked in marketing and management positions in a variety of industries including radio, office equipment, industrial chemicals, higher education and software, and these experiences inform both his research and his teaching. Tim has published widely in the leading innovation journals and is deeply committed to translating research into practice.

Learn how Tim’s constant curiosity and the need-to-know answers shaped his career journey.

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Dr Adam Kay

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Dr Adam Kay is a Senior Lecturer in Management at UQ Business School. An award-winning teacher and researcher, his primary research interests include mindfulness, virtue ethics, leadership, morality and corporate social responsibility. Adam is passionate about making his research relevant and relatable to the general public, with much of his work featured in media outlets.

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Dr Micheal Axelsen

Michael Azelson

Dr Micheal Axelsen is a Senior Lecturer (Business Information Systems) in the Business School and is Program Leader for the Master of Commerce Program. He is an experienced IS professional and accountant (FCPA of CPA Australia) with fifteen years' experience in information systems consulting. Micheal is also a Fellow of CPA Australia, and was awarded the President's Award for contributions to the management of information systems in 2004.

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Dr Sam MacAulay

Dr Sam MacAulay

Innovation expert Dr Sam MacAulay is a Senior Lecturer at UQ Business School. His research involves the strategic organisation of innovation, with a focus on project-based forms of organising commonly found in infrastructure, engineering and resources. Sam is passionate about creating a positive impact on the economy and society through his research, seeking to improve understandings of how organisations function and ways they can make better decisions.

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Cameron Turner

Cameron Turner is a lecturer and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Business School. He has over 30 years’ experience researching problems, developing solutions and executing innovation and commercialisation strategies to transform ideas into sustainable competitive advantage. He has founded four startups commercialising world first innovations and is shortlisted for MBA Australasia's Graduate Management Award 2022 finalist.

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