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World expert appointed to University of London’s Global MBA programme

Leading expert in business administration, Dr Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos, has been appointed Director of the recently launched Global MBA programme at the University of London.

Dr Koufopoulos has started his new role with the University’s distance and flexible learning department, which has 51,000 students in 180 countries and 1.4million learners enrolled on its MOOCs programme on Coursera. He brings to the role twenty-seven years of full-time university level experience, which includes teaching and lecturing on Strategic Management and Corporate Governance modules, as well as carrying out research projects. Much of Dr Koufopoulos’ experience was gained at Cardiff and Brunel universities in the UK. 

In his new role, Dr Koufopoulos will be developing a long-term strategy for the University of London’s Global MBA programme, which was launched in January 2017, in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, and is now being taught across the world. This Global MBA provides an extensive range of specialisms in Law, Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Accountancy and Leadership. 

Dr Mary Stiasny OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of London, said:

I am delighted to welcome Dr Koufopoulos to the University. Dr Koufopoulos has exceptional skills and international experience. He is recognised for delivering high quality academic programmes in this area, and our students taking the Global MBA will benefit from his expertise and commitment to the subject.

Of his appointment, Dr Koufopoulos said:

I’m very excited about my new role, which will encompass a range of different elements, including academia, marketing and alumni relations. This will involve working with students, academics, teaching centres, member institutions of the University of London and alumni to promote this unique programme.

He added:

The University of London’s ground-breaking Global MBA comes with professional accreditations from major bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 

This Global MBA has been specifically designed for career professionals and provides considerable flexibility in both mode and place of study, while offering students four entry and examination points per year. This additional flexibility will help students to successfully combine work and study. Learning materials and online tools, specially designed for the Global MBA, will equip students with the necessary skills needed to understand and address the enormous challenges facing today’s global business leaders in a wide range of business settings.

Dr Koufopoulos is the founder and research director of the Hellenic Observatory of Corporate Governance, which is a research and education centre dedicated to the study and application of responsible principles of corporate governance in Greece. He has extensive experience of designing and delivering online learning materials and courses. This includes the design and delivery of several MBA modules for leading UK universities, including the University of London.

Dr Koufopoulos graduated with a PhD and an MBA, both in Business Administration, from Cardiff University. He is a member of numerous professional organisations, including the European Academy of Management (EURAM), the Strategic Management Society (USA) and the Academy of Management (USA). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants (UK) and a member of the Chartered Management Institute. 

A notable conference speaker, Dr Koufopoulos has contributed to many reviews and journals, and has co-authored a book with Martyn Pitt, entitled Essentials on Strategic Management. 

More information on applying for the University of London’s Global MBA.
 

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The Global MBA is a flexible online degree that has been designed for the next generation of global business leaders.

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For further information contact: 

Binda Rai: Head of External Relations, Media and PR (International), University of London
Email: Binda.rai@london.ac.uk
Mobile: 07920476483
Landline: 020 7862 8545

A photo of Dr Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos is available on request. 

About the University of London

• The University of London was established in 1836 by Royal Charter. It is made up of 18 independent member institutions and 9 research institutes. These institutions, including the LSE, UCL, King’s College London and the London Business School are recognised globally as world leaders in higher education. 

• The University of London is the world’s oldest provider of academic awards through distance and flexible learning, dating back to 1858, when the University of London was awarded a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria. 

• In 1858 Charles Dickens described the University of London as ‘The People’s University’ when its 1858 Royal Charter extended access to degrees to those who could not come to London to study

• Today, students of the University of London’s distance and flexible learning programmes study from a suite of 100+ academic programmes, with some taking the award through self-study or through support from local teaching institutions. 

• The University’s distance and flexible learning provider is the world’s largest classroom, with 51,000 students worldwide, and over 1.4 million learners on the Coursera online platform for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), bringing this global reach to just under 1.5 million people around the world, covering more than 180 countries.