Do you learn more because of who you learn from?

When you study the UQ MBA, you’ll learn from expert lecturers who are at the forefront of research and industry.

Our engaging and passionate lecturers are experts in their field and have won more national awards than teaching staff at any other Australian university.

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.

“I see something really special in today's students – a spark and activism that creates a real sense of optimism and hope for the future."
- Dr Sarah Kelly, Associate Professor & Marketing Discipline Lead

Dr Nicole Hartley

Nicole Hartley

Dr 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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Associate Professor Sarah Jane Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Associate Professor Sarah Jane Kelly is the Marketing Discipline Leader at UQ Business School. She has practical experience in marketing, sport management, and psychology along with expertise gained during her time as a commercial lawyer. Known globally for her research, Sarah has influenced national policy and practice, and has won awards for her teaching. Sarah also holds several non-executive board positions in various sporting, tourism and not for profit groups.

Learn how a chance meeting during her MBA enabled Sarah to turn her passion into a career.

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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 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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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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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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Professor Shaun Bond

Shaun Bond

Professor Shaun Bond is the Frank Finn Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at the University of Queensland. Shaun has research interests in the areas of real estate finance and financial economics. 

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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 the area of IS 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 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.

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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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Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel

Cle-anne Gabriel MBA lecturer

Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel is an award-winning educator of sustainable development within the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Discipline at UQ Business School. Her research priorities include post-growth futures, renewable energy enterprise and business models for sustainability. Cle-Anne is the School’s Director for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) and a member of the IMPACT2030 Council of Australia.

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