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International teaching and industry experience
Prior to moving into academia, Tony worked in both the public and private sector with organisations as diverse as Hewlett Packard, BT, the Greater London Council (GLC) and Neville Russell accountants. This enables him to bring both experience and understanding of commercial work practices in his teaching. Prior to moving to the University of Otago, Tony worked for the University of Canterbury (Christchurch) and De Montfort University in the UK.
Reasons Tony enjoys teaching in the MBA programme
There is such a diversity of professional backgrounds and wealth of experience among the students that do the MBA. The challenge Tony enjoys is leveraging this so the students get the most from sharing their experiences and learning from each other. Tony also enjoys learning from this students himself!
Global perspective in his teaching
Marketing challenges are increasingly global in nature and this is reflected in both the topics covered on the course and the solutions students must identify to address these. Fortunately, the MBA consists of students who come from and have worked within a diverse range of global cultures and are able to provide unique and relevant insights perspectives to solving these challenges.