I teach in the Executive MBA and in the Executive Education Programmes at Bayes Business School of City, University of London. My teaching method is interactive, case-based and participant-centred. It focuses on immersing participants in real-life scenarios that can help them appreciate how they can use the basic concepts of strategic management to navigate business challenges that they face. My teaching activity has received multiple awards and mentions including the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Bath (2011) and the City Impact Award for Most Innovative Teaching (2019).
Strategic Leadership (Executive MBA Programme)
This course introduces the key principles of strategic management and helps the development of strategic thinking, analysis and decision-making. With this aim, it addresses some of the key questions that companies competing in any business environment face: What is our “strategy”? How can the characteristics of an industry be assessed and how do they contribute to determine our profitability? What is our competitive advantage? Or how can competitive advantage be achieved and sustained over time? We discuss these questions with case studies on companies from different types of industries.
Corporate Strategy (Modular Executive MBA Programme)
This module discusses central themes in corporate strategy. It focuses on the key questions faced by multi-business firms: Under what conditions should firms engage in horizontal diversification? Under what conditions does unrelated diversification succeed? What are the pros and cons of vertical integration versus contracting? How can companies compete successfully in the international arena? How can corporate strategy be successfully implemented? In addition to introducing the fundamental theoretical basis of corporate strategy, the module focuses on the application of those theories in real-life situations via case study discussion.
Capturing Value from Innovation (MBA Elective)
Innovation, by itself, is not sufficient to guarantee success in the market. Many companies who pioneered great innovations eventually failed commercially because they were not able to translate those innovations into profits. For a firm to be successful and profitable, innovation needs to be combined with a fully-fledged strategy. This course integrates knowledge at the crossroad between technology and innovation management and business and corporate strategy, offering a guide on how to capture value from innovation. Within this module I have the opportunity to explore more specialized topics such as patenting strategy or business model innovation with case studies across industries showcasing different types of innovation and present the most recent developments of research in these areas, including my own research.
Previously, I also coordinated and taught:
The International Consultancy Week (MBA Programme)
During the international consultancy week, MBA students have the opportunity to work with companies facing a business challenge and deliver a consultancy project to them. This module gives students the chance to develop leadership and team building skills in their work with the companies as well as in a final leadership expedition that concludes the consultancy week.
International Consultancy Week (Ireland, 2018)