Do you learn more because of who you learn from?

When you study the UQ MBA, you’ll learn from expert lectures 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 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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Professor Mark Dodgson AO

Mark Dodgson

Professor Mark Dodgson is an internationally renowned innovation expert who has authored over 100 refereed articles and book chapters, and 14 books. His research interests are in the areas of corporate strategies and government policies for technology and innovation. He has been an advisor and consultant to the European Commission and to various international government agencies. In 2019, Mark was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia "For distinguished service to education in the field of business innovation strategy, as a researcher, advisor and author."

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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 Sarah Jane Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Associate Professor Sarah Jane Kelly is the Marketing Discipline Leader UQ Business School and has interdisciplinary expertise in marketing, psychology and law. She is globally known for her research and consulting sports marketing and law, has influenced national policy and practice in her fields, and has won awards for her tertiary teaching.

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

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Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy

Janet McColl-Kennedy

Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy is Professor of Marketing, a distinguished researcher, and Director of Research at the UQ Business School. Her research interests focus on customer experience management and include service recovery, customer complaining behaviour, customer rage and customer value co-creation. Her work consistently appears in prestigious journals in her field and she is Co-Lead of the Service Innovation Alliance.

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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 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 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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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 also accomplished in capital raising, public speaking and strategy.

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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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Discover the full list of academics who teach in the MBA program and which classes they teach by visiting the MBA Course List.



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