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Our Panel of Lecturers

Dr Alby Kurian

Dr Alby Anand Kurian holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, dual post-graduate degrees (in Management and in Law) and a PhD in Management from Bombay University, India. He is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant with the Management Development Institute of Singapore.

He serves as the Module Leader for Marketing, Strategy and International Business for Bangor and Sunderland University programmes. He is the Module Leader and Supervisor for Teeside University’s Doctorate of Business Administration programme and is an External Examiner for doctoral students, as well.

As Founder-Director of Emphasis, a marketing and strategic consultancy, Dr Kurian has worked with multinationals such as Procter & Gamble, Nestlé and Unilever, on products like Lays, Ariel and Coca Cola.

Dr Alby Anand Kurian is a marketing practitioner and theorist; he has been featured among thirty ‘Marketing People’ from around the world. His recent concept ‘Conflict as a Marketing Tool’ has been published and re-published by the Wharton Business School and now forms part of the knowledge base there.

Dr. R. Darwin Joseph

Dr R. Darwin Joseph is a full-time HRM/OB/General Management senior lecturer in Management Development Institute of Singapore. He has more than 27 years of working experience including 23 years of teaching experience at various Higher Educational Institutions in Singapore, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, China and India. He lectures in Singapore and overseas for various universities like Bangor University (UK) and University of Sunderland (UK).

Dr. Darwin obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Dravidian University (an Inter-State University), India and Master of Philosophy (Business Administration) & Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Annamalai University, India and a Bachelor of Science degree from Madras Christian College (an autonomous institution under Madras University), Chennai, India.

His main area of research is in organizational climate/culture, business ethics, workforce diversity and change management. Dr. Darwin has a number of publications to his credit in Journals and proceedings. He has presented a number of research papers in International and National conferences, seminars and edited a conference proceedings book with an ISBN number.

Mr Ajay Kumar Pillai

Mr Ajay Kumar Pillai holds a Master of Management from the University of Surrey, UK and also certificates from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA).

He has accumulated over 30 years in various positions including a management role in the accounting and finance industry and also as an Accounting and Finance lecturer. Mr Ajay Kumar is currently a full time Senior Finance and Accounting lecturer at the Management Development Institute of Singapore.

His main area of research is in behavioural managerial accounting and corporate governance. He has written several articles on cost allocation, and also been a reviewer for the Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting (EMERALD). Mr Ajay Kumar has conducted numerous workshops for Accounting and non-Accounting Professionals. He has also conducted training sessions on Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).

Master of Business Administration

Awarded by The University of Sunderland, UK

Full-time | 12 months

Part-time | 18 months


Programme Modules

- Financial Management & Control

- Managing & Leading People

- Operations Management

- International Business Environment

- Marketing Management

- Global Corporate Strategy

- Managing Innovation & Technology Transfer

- Project Management

- MBA Dissertation

Master of Business Adminstration in Banking & Finance

Awarded by Bangor University, UK

Full-time | 12 months


Programme Modules

- Organisations & People

- Investment Strategy & Portfolio Management

- International Strategic Management

- Management Research

- Bank Financial Management

- International Banking

- Merger & Acquisition

- International Financial Management

- Applied Business Projects

Master of Business Administration in International Marketing

Awarded by Bangor University, UK

Full-time | 12 months


Programme Modules

- Marketing Strategy

- Marketing Analysis

- Management Research

- Organisations & People

- International Marketing

- Global Brand Management

- International Marketing Communication

- Consumers in Global & Digital

- Applied Business Projects