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Dr Ahmad Abu-Arja

Senior Lecturer in International Business
School of Management

Ahmad is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at the School of Management. He is the current programme leader for the BA (Hons) International Business. Ahmad completed his PhD in 2019 where he focused on examining the influences of stakeholders on multinationals’ likelihood to implement counter-terrorism and security enhancement strategies.

In his current role, Ahmad teaches on a number of modules within the BA (Hons) International Business (IB) undergraduate course. Ahmad’s responsibilities also include leading the undergraduate IB programme.

Having completed his undergraduate degree from the Hashemite University in Jordan in 2010, Ahmad moved to the UK to pursue his postgraduate education. He completed postgraduate degrees from the University of Birmingham, University of Bradford, and a PhD in International Business from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). During his PhD, Ahmad taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as an associate lecturer at MMU. He later joined UCLan as a lecturer at the beginning of 2018 while in his final year of the PhD programme. Since joining UCLan, Ahmad also completed a postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice at UCLan, through which he became recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE (FHEA).

  • PG Cert Academic Practice, University of Central Lancashire, 2021
  • PhD International Business, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2019
  • PG Cert Research Methods in Business and Management, University of Bradford, 2014
  • MSc International Business, University of Birmingham, 2011
  • BA Business Administration, Hashemite University, 2010
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • International Business Strategy
  • Political Stability and Entry Modes
  • Private Sector Intervention in Conflict Resolution
  • Private Sector Counter-Terrorism Collaborative Strategies
  • Stakeholder Theory
  • Member of the Academy of International Business
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE