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Our team of committed and enthusiastic academics and researchers are on hand to provide you with study support.
Your online MBA programme leads are:
Dr. Sara Ward MBA & Executive Programmes Director
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Sara is responsible for all MBA and Executive programmes at Manchester Metropolitan Business School. Sara joined Manchester Mets Business School in 2008 and initially taught on the BA (Hons) Sports Management and the BA (Hons) Sport Marketing Management degree for six years.
She developed and led the launch of the UKs first Master of Sport Directorship programme, which is now established as the premier programme for preparing senior executives to lead international sports bodies and major sporting clubs.
Saras research interest is in corporate governance strategies and alternative non-profit ownership structures in the European sports sector.
Since 2016, Sara has reshaped the flagship MBA programmes of the School and is a champion of internationalisation in management education and the use of technology in learning.
Jeff McCarthy Global Online MBA Programme Director
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Jeff has been involved in online and blended delivery of business programme since he first launched a specialist Public Relations Masters course online.
Jeff is a specialist in digital marketing and , between 2003-2009, ran his own agency while already lecturing at Manchester Metropolitan Business School. Since joining the Faculty full time Jeff has led delivery of bespoke corporate programmes such as the MSc Multi-Channel Retailing for JD Sports Fashion plc.
His area of research interest is around the impact of social media on corporate brands and he is an award-winning academic author and multiple award-winning blogger. He is a member of the Operational Board of the Manchester Publicity Association and regular lecturer for professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.
Meet our expert staff