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Dr Ahmad Abu-Arja

Lecturer in International Business
School of Business

Ahmad is a lecturer in International Business at the School of Business. He 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. Prior to joining the University of Central Lancashire, Ahmad worked as an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he taught a variety of international business-related modules on undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In his current role, Ahmad leads and teaches a number of modules on the BA (Hons) International Business (IB) undergraduate course. Ahmad also acts as an academic advisor to students on the IB course at all undergraduate levels. Additionally, Ahmad is currently working towards achieving the Fellowship of Advance HE by undertaking the Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA) course.

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 has been a part of the course team of BA (Hons) International Business. He also works closely with our overseas partners, and has delivered a module as part of the flying faculty to Chongqing University of Education (CQUE) at the beginning of the year 2019/2020.

  • 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

Modules Taught

  • BU1006 - The Business Environment
  • BU1027 - Cultural Communication
  • BU1106 - Data Communication
  • BU2441 - Multi-National Enterprises and Cross-Cultural Management
  • 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