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New MBA Director


Natalie Wilmot, MBA Director at the University of Bradford

The University of Bradford has appointed a new MBA Director.

Dr Natalie Wilmot will join the University on 2 September 2019 and will be responsible for directing the FT ranked MBA programme, focusing particularly on growth, improved rankings and student satisfaction.

Natalie has been a member of the International Business subject group at Sheffield Hallam University for the past seven years, during which time she held a number of roles including Admissions Tutor, and most recently, Executive MBA Course Leader.

Her current research interests are concerned with various aspects of language diversity and translation work in the context of international business.

Natalie said:

“I am delighted to join such a prestigious programme at the University of Bradford’s School of Management.  I look forward to working with my new colleagues and continuing to build on previous successes in order to develop new opportunities for MBA students.”

“I am delighted that Natalie will be joining the Triple accredited School of Management at the University of Bradford to lead the growth of our World Class distance, executive and Apprenticeship MBA offerings.” says Professor Zahir Irani, Dean, Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

The Head of School, Prof Vishanth Weerakkody said: “I am really pleased to have been involved in Natalie’s appointment and together with my colleagues in the School of Management I look forward to working with Natalie and supporting her to amplify our current efforts around growth, rankings and student satisfaction”   

The Bradford MBA was first launched in 1974 and can be studied on campus, in Dubai, or by distance learning anywhere in the world. The Distance Learning MBA rankings have continued to improve and is currently ranked number one in the world for value for money in the Financial Times Online MBA Rankings 2019, and number 10 in the world overall by CEO Magazine. Bradford is also the only institution in Yorkshire approved by the NHS Leadership Academy to deliver its programme to NHS staff wishing to pursue an MBA.

In addition to being a Member of the Institute of Export and International Trade, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Natalie also holds the position of Treasurer for GEM&L (Groupe d'Etudes Management et Langage), an international, interdisciplinary scholarly body which brings together academics interested in language issues in management.   Since 2017, she has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Bordeaux, teaching a Masters course on Intercultural Communication.

Prior to gaining her lectureship, her professional background was in export sales and global supply chain management, during which time she worked extensively with organisations throughout Europe and South America.

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