Anthony J Ward

MBA Director (Full Time) and Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Business Law

Tony is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Business Law. His Doctoral research focuses on the resilience of Anglophone students (and latterly employees) living, studying and working in the UK.


BA Professional Studies in Education (Hons) (Brookes University, Oxford)

BSc General (Philosophy, Religion)(Open University)

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Buckinghamshire University)

MSc Leadership (Organisational Behavioural) (Cranfield University)

DBA (2016)


Anthony (Tony) has a proven successful track record in: teaching and learning, commercial business management, programme and project management, mentoring partnerships, course design and evaluation, HR business partnerships, finance and budgeting, talent/career management, continuous improvement, and acting as an SME in Leadership, Management and Business. He has also written and delivered lectures in strategic management, business law, business management, finance, HRM and leadership, and is currently the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Director at the University of Chester’s Business School.  This experience has been developed both in the Public and Private sectors over the past 30 year working at strategic, operational and tactical levels.  He plans embarking on his doctorial journey in 2016.


Background information:  10 years in the international business environment and 18 years in the Public sector.

Personal interests here:  Aside from his academic interests and being a prolific reader, Tony also enjoys multi-discipline endurance racing, surfing, paddle-boarding and rock climbing.


Tony's teaching profile includes:

 BU4011 - Principles of Operations and Quality Management                                                                                                

BU5008 - Project Management 

BU6002 - Strategic Management         

BU6005 - Law for Managers     

BU6302 - International Strategic Management

BU6305 - International Business Law  

BU7405 - Strategic Management


DBA (2016) Resilience of International HE Students

Published work

Scott, T., Scott, P., Stokes, P., Moore, N., Smith, S., Ward, T. (2015) ‘Reconceptualising the Consumer Journey in the Digital Age – An Exploratory Study of the United Kingdom Retail Sector’, Published EuroMed Conference Proceedings, pp.2495-2499 (ISBN: 978-9963-711-37-6).

Stokes, P. Larson, M., Russell, N., Adderley, S, Moore, N., Mathews, M., Smith, S., Lichy, J, Scott, P., Ward, T. (forthcoming 2015/2016) ‘Smart cities’ – Dynamic Sustainability Issues and Challenges for ‘Old World’ Economies: A Case from the United Kingdom. Dynamic Relationships Management Journal. (Slovenian Academy of Management).

Stokes, P. Smith, S, Leidner, S., Ward, T, Moore, N. and Wall, T., Larson, M. (forthcoming 2015/2016), Resilience and Ambidexterity: Implications for well-being, performance and the role of social capital, International Journal of Human Resource Management.


Book Review

Jenkins, W., & Williamson, D. (2006). Strategic Management and Business Analysis. London, UK: Routledge.

International Academic Roles

Chair of Research Interest Committee (RIC) – Strategy Subject Group Euromed Research Business Institute.


Conference Presentations

Scott, T., Scott, P., Stokes, P., Moore, N., Smith, S., Ward, T. ‘Reconceptualising the Consumer Journey in the Digital Age – An Exploratory Study of the United Kingdom Retail Sector’, EuroMed Conference – University of Verona, Italy, September 18-20.