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BUV Training Centre for English and Management Skills (BUVTC) is a licensed English Language and Management Skills Training provider. With a strong track record of experience in international education, the Centre’s Management Board is committed to bringing international-standard learning to Vietnamese professionals, preparing them for English communication, and developing the knowledge and professional competencies required for management and leadership within globally-focused organisations.

BUV Training Centre provides continual opportunities for your personal and career development. We offer tailored courses with practical curriculums, highly experienced trainers, and a wide partner network of domestic and global enterprises and associations.

With 100% international trainers rigorously selected according to the standards of University of London and Staffordshire University, our team has experience training at top universities and holds a breadth of first-hand experience in management and leadership within global corporations. BUV Training Centre brings top training quality with UK standards alongside advanced and updated professional knowledge, which remains closely linked to the reality of economies in the context of international integration.

Training Centre WHY CHOOSE US?
  • Diverse field-specific training programmes

Our training programmes cover a dynamic range of fields and professional skills essential to the modern economy including Leadership & Management, Economics, Banking & Finance, Marketing, Accountancy, Tourism & Hospitality, and Social Sciences.

  • Exclusively international trainers of global standards

We take pride in the exceptional quality of our faculty. BUVTC’s trainers consist of 100% international educators who have passed a rigorous selection process following the UK and global standards.

  • Blended learning model combining technology with traditional delivery methods

We design a combination of course delivery methods tailored to each organisation’s needs. This has allowed us to utilise the strengths of both modern and traditional delivery methods while mitigating their individual weaknesses. Our state-of-the-art facilities maximise the effectiveness of both delivery methods, providing the optimal learning experience.

  • Enhancing professional capabilities effectively and efficiently

As we are educators by trade, it is our promise and our purpose to develop and cultivate the human element of society and organisations alike. We have been keeping this promise for the last 11 years and we will stay true to our commitment regardless of time.

  • Trusted by both the public and private sector in Vietnam

BUV Training Centre has been providing professional training of the highest quality to the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, the National Academy of Public Administration, Pacific Education and Trading Joint Stock Company, Dinh Vu Industrial Zone JSC, and many other organisations in both the public and private sector for over a decade.

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  • Leadership and Management Modules
  • Topic-focused Programmes
  • Teacher Training Programmes
  • English Training Programmes

Develop your leadership skills and take charge of your career through a transformative executive education experience with BUV Training Centre. Each course offers an impactful business management and leadership prospectus, personalised coaching and assessments that address your business challenges.

All leadership courses are available at a core level and extended master course level to serve the needs of both new and experienced business leaders across all industries.

There are some highlight modules: 

  • Leadership and strategic management

This course will focus on Strategic Management from a Leadership perspective. This involves understanding strategy and the implementation of strategic decisions as well as organizational and individual implications. The reflective element of the training will help learners to become more critical of their learning by understanding their abilities and limitations and the competencies they may want to develop to further their career.

  • Managing People and Organisation

Learners will explore traditional and contemporary approaches to the strategic management of people both individually and in teams. An emphasis is placed on the achievement and development of an effective, efficient, and sustainable workforce capable of delivering high levels of organizational performance. Consideration is given to the managerial challenges of different organizational contexts, managing employees, and managerial ideologies and processes. Learners will also evaluate the implementation, application, and various implications of managerial action while taking account of internal and external business environments.

  • Risk management

This two-day workshop helps learners to make economic and financial decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty. This risk and uncertainty may involve cash flows, prices, quantity, quality of goods or services, or the reaction of competitors. By identifying the source of the risk and uncertainty, learners will fully explore methods to deal with these situations.

  • Strategic Marketing Management

This module equips you with new tactics and tools in the digital age and instructs you to apply these models and tools to “real world” business cases. Upon completion of the module, you, as an executive, be able to understand how you can make informed decisions to achieve business growth for your company.

  • Financial for non-financial managers

Finance for Non-Financial Managers is an intensive two-day course designed to provide non-financial managers and others with the knowledge and confidence required to comprehend and participate in financial decision-making and analysis. Learners will be introduced to a number of case studies and will carry out fair amount of financial manipulation in spreadsheets. Case studies are also used to enable the learners to take ownership of the knowledge offered by applying it to a case. The course is ideal for managers and others who are not financially trained, but who need to be familiar with the overall concepts and language used in corporate financial management, financial analysis, credit transactions, and other corporate finance activities.

  • Diversity Management

Working across cultures requires a higher self-awareness and understanding about flexing styles in order to effectively share information, collaborate and influence others. This course will help managers to understand one’s own cultural tendencies, which influence the way one communicates, and approaches work then how to appreciate cultural differences in others and display greater sensitivity. Finally, the managers can apply skills to flex communication styles and collaborate effectively with cross-cultural stakeholders.

  • Online / Hybrid Team Management

This course help learners understand the key issues and motivators that drive virtual and traditional teams. The managers will be able to use appropriate digital tools to communicate, collaborate and drive execution while managing teams, processes, and stakeholders. They also gain the skills and tools to build, engage and influence a network of key stakeholders from cross-functional teams across locations.

More courses are available for open enrolment as well as corporate training for organisations. For details of available modules, learning objectives, and learning outcomes, please get in touch with BUV Training Centre.

The world of work is constantly changing, and continuous professional development is an essential staple for every worker and organisation. British University Vietnam’s broad portfolio of Topic-focused Programmes provide relevant, comprehensive learning experiences to equip learners with the best practices, knowledge, and skills to stay ahead of the curve.

There are some highlight topics: 

  • Cross-cultural Communication

This interactive one-day training course develops the practical skills necessary for teams to function effectively in multicultural work environments.

  • Talent Recruitment

This purposeful course provides you with the essential tools for different recruitment and selection methods, explains the legal context of recruitment and selection, and how to select appropriate recruitment channels. The group discussions and practical application of your skills developed over the three days will enable you to understand how best to construct job descriptions and personal specifications and establish suitable effective induction processes.

  • Negotiation Skills

This course is aimed at anyone who negotiates as part of their role. Learners will develop their negotiation skills and ensure they have the confidence and expertise to handle negotiations effectively.

  • Business Etiquette

This two-day training programme will equip you with all the business etiquette and protocol knowledge needed to conduct your business with more confidence, know-how, grace, and efficiency than before, putting yourself and others at ease by showing more confidence and poise in various business settings.

  • International Customer Service

This interactive one-day training course aims at experienced managers to develop the practical customer service skills necessary for teams to function effectively in multicultural environments, while ensuring that they are setting themselves apart in the best way and building a strong reputation that will keep customers returning time and time again.

  • Managing and Dealing with Crisis

A crisis is defined as any situation that threatens to harm a person or property, disrupt business, negatively impact an organisation or damage its reputation. Trainees will consider methods of panning for crisis management; learn methods to anticipate and avoid crisis wherever possible, all while learning to manage your organization’s reputation both online and in the more traditional sense.

  • Overcome Stress in Workplace

This course trains learners to focus on their own well-being by taking a positive mindset and avoiding getting overwhelmed by issues when they arise. The aim is to be able to bounce back from adversity and accept the challenges that the workplace can bring.

  • Marketing for Luxury consumer

In this programme, you will gain a thorough understanding of luxury service management and the specific challenges of marketing to today’s consumers who expect a lot. You will sharpen your knowledge in marketing by contrasting traditional versus luxury-specific marketing principles within the service sector. You will explore and actively participate with your peers through a mix of cases, readings, and videos.

  • Global Wine Masters

This course informs you about the important aspects of wine – the history of wine, how wine is prepared, what do the vineyard workers do, how we taste a wine, how we talk wine, how to pair wine and food, and where and how to buy wine. The course explores the key factors affecting flavours and aromas and helps you describe them accurately.

  • Hospitality Revenue Management

This course introduces you to the basics of revenue management in the hotel industry: how to apply pricing and length of stay tools and how to measure your revenue management performance. It is designed to inspire you to shift your thinking about revenue management from a focus on occupancy and average room rate to focus on revenue per available room (RevPAR).

More courses are available for open enrolment as well as corporate training for organisations. For details of available modules, learning objectives, and learning outcomes, please get in touch with BUV Training Centre.

BUV Training Centre offers Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (PDQ) Programmes. Each certificate will follow the recommended format of three elements (classroom, online, and practical workplace learning components) of 40 hours each. Our programmes will integrate the three areas so that skills can be built in a spiral throughout the course as learners work through important units.

Work-based learning will happen throughout the programme and tasks, responses, and reflection will be related to topics being studied during guided learning in set classes on campus.

Individual and collaborative work will also happen throughout the programme, with projects that can call upon the problems associated with work-based practice and the theory being learned in the classroom.

Learning will be a combination of classroom learning scheduled on evenings and weekends, as well as online learning and workplace practical learning. These short courses will provide teachers with opportunities to explore, practice, and experience best practices. These two-week blended short courses combine face-to-face class time with independent and collaborative work.

We also provided other educational management course on-demand to our clients. There are some highlight courses:  

  • Education and Leadership Management

This Cambridge International Certificate/ Diploma in Educational Leadership is for candidates with a leadership role in schools, or who are leaders in other parts of the educational system with direct responsibilities for teachers or leaders, or for teachers aspiring to take up the same. The qualifications are designed to enhance the contribution leaders make to the performance of their teams and schools.

  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Excellence in Teaching and Learning course is designed to help teachers develop their professional thinking and practice and enhance the quality of their teaching and learning. Reflective practice is enriched by critical engagement with new ideas and approaches.

  • Formative and Summative Assessment Strategies

Assessment is not a way to grade or rank our students, but a way of finding out what students know and are able to do and where they need to go next. This course will focus on effective methods for both formative and summative assessment – assessment for and of learning. The course will help teachers to design everyday formative assessments that will allow teachers to quickly assess student learning and to use that assessment for future planning.

  • Online Teaching Strategies to Ensure Student Engagement

This course aims to look at the nature of student engagement and provide practical tools in the delivery of online classes and instruction engineered for maximum student interaction. Participants will gain a greater understanding of how engagement can be cultivated in online settings, alongside building their teacher toolkit with a range of pedagogical tools, approaches, and tips for making their classes fertile ground for maximum student interaction.

  • Shifting Pedagogies: Delivering Your Offline Classrooms Online

This course aims to provide teachers a step-by-step guide on how to bring their offline lessons to life through the means of online delivery. The course will give real-life examples of lessons which have been transformed in delivery and go into detail regarding the process, the questions asked, and the decisions made. It looks to ensure that teachers feel comfortable in transforming their content to online settings whilst ensuring maximum quality. Alongside this, the pedagogical implications of online delivery will be established, and a direct route to online learning and delivery will be formed with practical tips and steps.

More courses are available for open enrolment as well as corporate training for organisations. For details of available modules, learning objectives, and learning outcomes, please get in touch with BUV Training Centre.

BUV Training Centre offers English training for professionals in diverse areas such as Finance, Tourism and Hospitality, Law, Business, and IELTS preparation courses.

There are some highlight courses: 

  • English for Tourism and Hospitality 
  • English for Banking and Finance 
  • English for Law
  • English for Business
  • IELTS Preparation for certificate or university preparation

We also offer tailor-made English training courses for the specific needs of professionals and organisations. For details of available modules, learning objectives, and learning outcomes, please get in touch with BUV Training Centre.

  • Leadership and Management Modules
  • Develop your leadership skills and take charge of your career through a transformative executive education experience with BUV Training Centre. Each course offers an impactful business management and leadership prospectus, personalised coaching and assessments that address your business challenges.

    All leadership courses are available at a core level and extended master course level to serve the needs of both new and experienced business leaders across all industries.

    There are some highlight modules: 

    • Leadership and strategic management

    This course will focus on Strategic Management from a Leadership perspective. This involves understanding strategy and the implementation of strategic decisions as well as organizational and individual implications. The reflective element of the training will help learners to become more critical of their learning by understanding their abilities and limitations and the competencies they may want to develop to further their career.

    • Managing People and Organisation

    Learners will explore traditional and contemporary approaches to the strategic management of people both individually and in teams. An emphasis is placed on the achievement and development of an effective, efficient, and sustainable workforce capable of delivering high levels of organizational performance. Consideration is given to the managerial challenges of different organizational contexts, managing employees, and managerial ideologies and processes. Learners will also evaluate the implementation, application, and various implications of managerial action while taking account of internal and external business environments.

    • Risk management

    This two-day workshop helps learners to make economic and financial decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty. This risk and uncertainty may involve cash flows, prices, quantity, quality of goods or services, or the reaction of competitors. By identifying the source of the risk and uncertainty, learners will fully explore methods to deal with these situations.

    • Strategic Marketing Management

    This module equips you with new tactics and tools in the digital age and instructs you to apply these models and tools to “real world” business cases. Upon completion of the module, you, as an executive, be able to understand how you can make informed decisions to achieve business growth for your company.

    • Financial for non-financial managers

    Finance for Non-Financial Managers is an intensive two-day course designed to provide non-financial managers and others with the knowledge and confidence required to comprehend and participate in financial decision-making and analysis. Learners will be introduced to a number of case studies and will carry out fair amount of financial manipulation in spreadsheets. Case studies are also used to enable the learners to take ownership of the knowledge offered by applying it to a case. The course is ideal for managers and others who are not financially trained, but who need to be familiar with the overall concepts and language used in corporate financial management, financial analysis, credit transactions, and other corporate finance activities.

    • Diversity Management

    Working across cultures requires a higher self-awareness and understanding about flexing styles in order to effectively share information, collaborate and influence others. This course will help managers to understand one’s own cultural tendencies, which influence the way one communicates, and approaches work then how to appreciate cultural differences in others and display greater sensitivity. Finally, the managers can apply skills to flex communication styles and collaborate effectively with cross-cultural stakeholders.

    • Online / Hybrid Team Management

    This course help learners understand the key issues and motivators that drive virtual and traditional teams. The managers will be able to use appropriate digital tools to communicate, collaborate and drive execution while managing teams, processes, and stakeholders. They also gain the skills and tools to build, engage and influence a network of key stakeholders from cross-functional teams across locations.

    More courses are available for open enrolment as well as corporate training for organisations. For details of available modules, learning objectives, and learning outcomes, please get in touch with BUV Training Centre.

  • Topic-focused Programmes
  • The world of work is constantly changing, and continuous professional development is an essential staple for every worker and organisation. British University Vietnam’s broad portfolio of Topic-focused Programmes provide relevant, comprehensive learning experiences to equip learners with the best practices, knowledge, and skills to stay ahead of the curve.

    There are some highlight topics: 

    • Cross-cultural Communication

    This interactive one-day training course develops the practical skills necessary for teams to function effectively in multicultural work environments.

    • Talent Recruitment

    This purposeful course provides you with the essential tools for different recruitment and selection methods, explains the legal context of recruitment and selection, and how to select appropriate recruitment channels. The group discussions and practical application of your skills developed over the three days will enable you to understand how best to construct job descriptions and personal specifications and establish suitable effective induction processes.

    • Negotiation Skills

    This course is aimed at anyone who negotiates as part of their role. Learners will develop their negotiation skills and ensure they have the confidence and expertise to handle negotiations effectively.

    • Business Etiquette

    This two-day training programme will equip you with all the business etiquette and protocol knowledge needed to conduct your business with more confidence, know-how, grace, and efficiency than before, putting yourself and others at ease by showing more confidence and poise in various business settings.

    • International Customer Service

    This interactive one-day training course aims at experienced managers to develop the practical customer service skills necessary for teams to function effectively in multicultural environments, while ensuring that they are setting themselves apart in the best way and building a strong reputation that will keep customers returning time and time again.

    • Managing and Dealing with Crisis

    A crisis is defined as any situation that threatens to harm a person or property, disrupt business, negatively impact an organisation or damage its reputation. Trainees will consider methods of panning for crisis management; learn methods to anticipate and avoid crisis wherever possible, all while learning to manage your organization’s reputation both online and in the more traditional sense.

    • Overcome Stress in Workplace

    This course trains learners to focus on their own well-being by taking a positive mindset and avoiding getting overwhelmed by issues when they arise. The aim is to be able to bounce back from adversity and accept the challenges that the workplace can bring.

    • Marketing for Luxury consumer

    In this programme, you will gain a thorough understanding of luxury service management and the specific challenges of marketing to today’s consumers who expect a lot. You will sharpen your knowledge in marketing by contrasting traditional versus luxury-specific marketing principles within the service sector. You will explore and actively participate with your peers through a mix of cases, readings, and videos.

    • Global Wine Masters

    This course informs you about the important aspects of wine – the history of wine, how wine is prepared, what do the vineyard workers do, how we taste a wine, how we talk wine, how to pair wine and food, and where and how to buy wine. The course explores the key factors affecting flavours and aromas and helps you describe them accurately.

    • Hospitality Revenue Management

    This course introduces you to the basics of revenue management in the hotel industry: how to apply pricing and length of stay tools and how to measure your revenue management performance. It is designed to inspire you to shift your thinking about revenue management from a focus on occupancy and average room rate to focus on revenue per available room (RevPAR).

    More courses are available for open enrolment as well as corporate training for organisations. For details of available modules, learning objectives, and learning outcomes, please get in touch with BUV Training Centre.

  • Teacher Training Programmes
  • BUV Training Centre offers Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (PDQ) Programmes. Each certificate will follow the recommended format of three elements (classroom, online, and practical workplace learning components) of 40 hours each. Our programmes will integrate the three areas so that skills can be built in a spiral throughout the course as learners work through important units.

    Work-based learning will happen throughout the programme and tasks, responses, and reflection will be related to topics being studied during guided learning in set classes on campus.

    Individual and collaborative work will also happen throughout the programme, with projects that can call upon the problems associated with work-based practice and the theory being learned in the classroom.

    Learning will be a combination of classroom learning scheduled on evenings and weekends, as well as online learning and workplace practical learning. These short courses will provide teachers with opportunities to explore, practice, and experience best practices. These two-week blended short courses combine face-to-face class time with independent and collaborative work.

    We also provided other educational management course on-demand to our clients. There are some highlight courses:  

    • Education and Leadership Management

    This Cambridge International Certificate/ Diploma in Educational Leadership is for candidates with a leadership role in schools, or who are leaders in other parts of the educational system with direct responsibilities for teachers or leaders, or for teachers aspiring to take up the same. The qualifications are designed to enhance the contribution leaders make to the performance of their teams and schools.

    • Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    Excellence in Teaching and Learning course is designed to help teachers develop their professional thinking and practice and enhance the quality of their teaching and learning. Reflective practice is enriched by critical engagement with new ideas and approaches.

    • Formative and Summative Assessment Strategies

    Assessment is not a way to grade or rank our students, but a way of finding out what students know and are able to do and where they need to go next. This course will focus on effective methods for both formative and summative assessment – assessment for and of learning. The course will help teachers to design everyday formative assessments that will allow teachers to quickly assess student learning and to use that assessment for future planning.

    • Online Teaching Strategies to Ensure Student Engagement

    This course aims to look at the nature of student engagement and provide practical tools in the delivery of online classes and instruction engineered for maximum student interaction. Participants will gain a greater understanding of how engagement can be cultivated in online settings, alongside building their teacher toolkit with a range of pedagogical tools, approaches, and tips for making their classes fertile ground for maximum student interaction.

    • Shifting Pedagogies: Delivering Your Offline Classrooms Online

    This course aims to provide teachers a step-by-step guide on how to bring their offline lessons to life through the means of online delivery. The course will give real-life examples of lessons which have been transformed in delivery and go into detail regarding the process, the questions asked, and the decisions made. It looks to ensure that teachers feel comfortable in transforming their content to online settings whilst ensuring maximum quality. Alongside this, the pedagogical implications of online delivery will be established, and a direct route to online learning and delivery will be formed with practical tips and steps.

    More courses are available for open enrolment as well as corporate training for organisations. For details of available modules, learning objectives, and learning outcomes, please get in touch with BUV Training Centre.

  • English Training Programmes
  • BUV Training Centre offers English training for professionals in diverse areas such as Finance, Tourism and Hospitality, Law, Business, and IELTS preparation courses.

    There are some highlight courses: 

    • English for Tourism and Hospitality 
    • English for Banking and Finance 
    • English for Law
    • English for Business
    • IELTS Preparation for certificate or university preparation

    We also offer tailor-made English training courses for the specific needs of professionals and organisations. For details of available modules, learning objectives, and learning outcomes, please get in touch with BUV Training Centre.

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OUR TRAINERS

You will receive teaching qualities of global standards delivered by BUVTC’s exceptional team of 100% international trainers. Our training team includes academics and professionals from all over the world with years of expertise and professional experience in countries such as the UK, Canada, and the USA. We utilize this diversity to further enhance your learning experience and our training quality.

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Our Faculty

Professor Ray Gordon

Vice Chancellor and President

Professor Dr. Raymond Gordon is an experienced academic leader, teacher and researcher holding positions at universities throughout the world including the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the University of Sydney, University of Warwick (UK), Reitaku University Japan, New Mexico State University (USA), Copenhagen Business School Denmark and others.

He has an esteemed research and publication record with more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals in the fields of leadership, power relations, organization theory and ethnographic studies. His work has been published by leading (Tier 1) international academic and journals such as the Leadership Quarterly, Organisation Studies, and the journal of Public Administration to name a few. Prior to becoming an academic Professor Gordon was an experienced corporate leader spending 25 years in the Computer Engineering and Information Technology industries in the UK, Australia, and US.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Management (2004)
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MGSM) (1992)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam – BUV (Vietnam)

Vice Chancellor and President, British University, Vietnam (2018-now)

  • Australian Academy of Business Management (AABM)

President and Chair of Board (2015-now)

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International

Mentor (2014-now)

  • International Counsel of Business and Management (ICBM)

Vice President and member of the board (2014-now)

  • Queensland Chamber of Commerce

Member (2013-now)

  • Quality Training Solutions (QTS)

President and Chair of Board (2012-now)

  • Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam

Former Director on the Board (2015-2020)

  • Bond University (Australia)

Professor of Leadership and Director of Core Programs (2016-2018)

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Head, School of Commerce and Management (2014-2016)

  • Bond University (Australia)

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business (2013-2014)

Associate Dean Quality Assurance and International Programs, Faculty of Business (2010-2013)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

Leadership and power

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Gordon, R.D. and Clegg, S.R. (2012)

Accounting for Ethics in Practice: Problems of Legitimacy, Financial Accountability and Management, 28(4): 0267-4424, (A Journal)

  • Gordon, R.D., Kornberger, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2009)

Power, Rationality and Legitimacy in Public Organisations, Public Administration, 87(1): 15-34. (A* Journal)

  • Gordon, R.D., Kornberger, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2009)

Embedded Ethics: Discourse and Power in the NSW Police Service, Organisation Studies, 30(01): 73-99 (A* Journal)

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Gordon, R.D. (2008)
    An Empirical Study into Leadership, Power and Discourse, ANZAM Colloquium into Discourse and Leadership

Auckland Business School

  • Gordon, R.D. (2007)

Power, Domination and Legitimacy, APROS colloquium, Management Development Institute

Gurgaon, New Delhi, India

  • Gordon, R.D. (2006)

Power, Authority and Legitimacy, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference

Yapoon

(Won best paper award in Critical Management Studies Division, and the all academy highly commended paper award).

  • Gordon, R.D. (2005)

Constitution of Power and Corruption in a Police Organization, American Academy of Management Conference: A New Vision of Management In The 21st Century, Hawaii, Aug 2005.

  • Gordon, R. D. (2000)

Developing an Alternative Research Framework for Studying Change Management Scenarios, Proceedings of APROS: Organizing Knowledge Economies And Societies

Sydney Australia, 14-17 December

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

ARC Linkage Grant with NSW Waterboard lead by Professor Stewart Clegg, Managing Collaborative Organisation Projects ($350,000) (2006)

Joint linkage project, Leadership development program, NSW Health ($20,000). Project completed (2006)

Joint linkage project, Exploring the use of democratic control systems in policing, NSW Police, $25,000. Project completed (2005)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Australian National Export Award for Best Practice and Innovation in International Education Design (Hybri , MyBOND MBA) (2010)

International Education Association Australia (IEAA).

  • Dean’s Excellence in Research Award (2009 & 2010)

Bond Business School, Bond University Australia.

  • Excellent in Teaching Award (2007 to 2010)

Bond Business School, Bond University Australia.

  • Best Research Paper (2006)

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Yeppoon, Australia.

  • Paper submitted to the US Academy of Management (2005)

Social Issues in Management (SIM) division for the all-academy Newman award for excellence in research.

Professor Dr. Raymond Gordon is an experienced academic leader, teacher and researcher holding positions at universities throughout the world including the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the University of Sydney, University of Warwick (UK), Reitaku University Japan, New Mexico State University (USA), Copenhagen Business School Denmark and others.

He has an esteemed research and publication record with more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals in the fields of leadership, power relations, organization theory and ethnographic studies. His work has been published by leading (Tier 1) international academic and journals such as the Leadership Quarterly, Organisation Studies, and the journal of Public Administration to name a few. Prior to becoming an academic Professor Gordon was an experienced corporate leader spending 25 years in the Computer Engineering and Information Technology industries in the UK, Australia, and US.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Management (2004)
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MGSM) (1992)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam – BUV (Vietnam)

Vice Chancellor and President, British University, Vietnam (2018-now)

  • Australian Academy of Business Management (AABM)

President and Chair of Board (2015-now)

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International

Mentor (2014-now)

  • International Counsel of Business and Management (ICBM)

Vice President and member of the board (2014-now)

  • Queensland Chamber of Commerce

Member (2013-now)

  • Quality Training Solutions (QTS)

President and Chair of Board (2012-now)

  • Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam

Former Director on the Board (2015-2020)

  • Bond University (Australia)

Professor of Leadership and Director of Core Programs (2016-2018)

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Head, School of Commerce and Management (2014-2016)

  • Bond University (Australia)

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business (2013-2014)

Associate Dean Quality Assurance and International Programs, Faculty of Business (2010-2013)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

Leadership and power

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Gordon, R.D. and Clegg, S.R. (2012)

Accounting for Ethics in Practice: Problems of Legitimacy, Financial Accountability and Management, 28(4): 0267-4424, (A Journal)

  • Gordon, R.D., Kornberger, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2009)

Power, Rationality and Legitimacy in Public Organisations, Public Administration, 87(1): 15-34. (A* Journal)

  • Gordon, R.D., Kornberger, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2009)

Embedded Ethics: Discourse and Power in the NSW Police Service, Organisation Studies, 30(01): 73-99 (A* Journal)

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Gordon, R.D. (2008)
    An Empirical Study into Leadership, Power and Discourse, ANZAM Colloquium into Discourse and Leadership

Auckland Business School

  • Gordon, R.D. (2007)

Power, Domination and Legitimacy, APROS colloquium, Management Development Institute

Gurgaon, New Delhi, India

  • Gordon, R.D. (2006)

Power, Authority and Legitimacy, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference

Yapoon

(Won best paper award in Critical Management Studies Division, and the all academy highly commended paper award).

  • Gordon, R.D. (2005)

Constitution of Power and Corruption in a Police Organization, American Academy of Management Conference: A New Vision of Management In The 21st Century, Hawaii, Aug 2005.

  • Gordon, R. D. (2000)

Developing an Alternative Research Framework for Studying Change Management Scenarios, Proceedings of APROS: Organizing Knowledge Economies And Societies

Sydney Australia, 14-17 December

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

ARC Linkage Grant with NSW Waterboard lead by Professor Stewart Clegg, Managing Collaborative Organisation Projects ($350,000) (2006)

Joint linkage project, Leadership development program, NSW Health ($20,000). Project completed (2006)

Joint linkage project, Exploring the use of democratic control systems in policing, NSW Police, $25,000. Project completed (2005)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Australian National Export Award for Best Practice and Innovation in International Education Design (Hybri , MyBOND MBA) (2010)

International Education Association Australia (IEAA).

  • Dean’s Excellence in Research Award (2009 & 2010)

Bond Business School, Bond University Australia.

  • Excellent in Teaching Award (2007 to 2010)

Bond Business School, Bond University Australia.

  • Best Research Paper (2006)

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Yeppoon, Australia.

  • Paper submitted to the US Academy of Management (2005)

Social Issues in Management (SIM) division for the all-academy Newman award for excellence in research.

Our Faculty

Professor Rick Bennett

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President

Raised and educated in London, England, Rick completed a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Bristol Polytechnic. Following graduation in 1984, he was employed for 7 years in the UK TV/film industry. In 1990, he emigrated to Australia and began working for UNSW. In 1998, Rick completed a Master of Higher Education degree (UNSW) and subsequently, initiated an ongoing research project that explores advantages of using digital technology within education. In 2009, Rick completed his PhD thesis (University of Sydney) titled; Drawing on The Virtual Collective: Exploring Online Collaborative Creativity in the Visual Arts.

In addition, Rick passionately continues to work on a series of Creative Outreach projects that aim to assist communities in less fortunate parts of the world – including Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2004 – 2009)

The University of Sydney, Australia

Thesis: Drawing on the Virtual Collective: Exploring Online Collaborative Creativity

  • Master of Higher Education (1994 -1998)

The University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Arts (1981-1984)

Bristol Polytechnic, England (UK)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Professor (2022 – Current)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Professor (2015 – 2022)

Executive Dean (Academic & Students) (2019 – 2022)

Vice-President (Academic) (2018-19)

Dean, School of Communication & Design (2015-2018)

  • University of New South Wales (Australia)

Assoc. Lecturer to Assoc. Professor (1990 – 2015)

Head, College of Fine Arts Online

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Online Learning & Teaching
  • Graphic Design, Foundation Design Theories

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Polaine, A., & Bennett, R. (2010)

Creative Waves: Exploring Emerging Online Cultures, Social Networking and Creative Collaboration Through e-Learning to Offer Visual Campaigns for Local Kenyan Health Needs. In Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences, Rummler, Scott & Ng, Kwong-Bor (Eds.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1-60566-727-7

  • Martini, N., Harrison, J., & Bennett, R. (2010)

Creating Waves across geographical and disciplinary divides through online creative collaboration. In Interaction in Communication Technologies & Virtual Learning Environments, Ragusa, Angela, T. (Ed), Human Factors, IGI Global, pp 9-25.

ISBN: 978-1-60566-874-1

  • Bennett, R. & Dziekan, V. (2005)

Online Collaboration in the Creative Process: Working With the Most Interactive Community of Designers We Have [N]ever Met.

Designs on E-Learning International Conference Proceedings: The University of the Arts, London, England, ISBN: 1-903455-09-X

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Bennett, R. (2021)

Barriers to Online Education for Higher Education in Vietnam – (Keynote Address)

2021 Auscham Education Conference Vietnam (Online)

  • Bennett, R. (2014)

Global Classrooms, Local Benefits

2014 International Conference on Global Education for Digital Natives (Keynote Address)

Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

  • Bennett, R. (2011)

Creative Outreach Through Computing in Education

Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Conference (Keynote Address)

The Sebel Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Bennett, R.  (2013)

The Banglos Project – Design Exhibition

Ayala Museum, Makati, Manila, Philippines.

  • Bennett, R.  (2011)

DasManila – Design Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, Australia.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • McIntyre, S., Bennett, R., & Watson, K. (2009)

Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC)

Learning to Teach Online: Developing high-quality video and text resources to help educators teach online. ($219,000)

  • Bennett, R. & McIntyre, S. (2007)

UNSW Learning & Teaching Performance Fund

Planning, Infrastructure Provision and Establishment of the UNSW Academy of Online Art and Design Education ($68,000)

  • Bennett, R. & Chan, L. (2004-06)

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant

Formalising a System and Approach for an Effective Online Collaborative Design Process in Visual Communication. ($260,000)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2006)

Carrick Institute (now ALTC)

‘For pioneering internationally recognised best practice in online education in the creative arts and design’

  • AUQA Commendation (2006)

Australian University Quality Agency

‘For good practice in systematisation of online delivery and innovation in online collaborative education.’

  • President’s Award (2005)

Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite)

‘For innovation and exemplary use of technology in higher education’.

  • ACUADS Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (2004)

Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)

  • UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2001)

‘For exemplary innovation in the use of technology in teaching

 

Raised and educated in London, England, Rick completed a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Bristol Polytechnic. Following graduation in 1984, he was employed for 7 years in the UK TV/film industry. In 1990, he emigrated to Australia and began working for UNSW. In 1998, Rick completed a Master of Higher Education degree (UNSW) and subsequently, initiated an ongoing research project that explores advantages of using digital technology within education. In 2009, Rick completed his PhD thesis (University of Sydney) titled; Drawing on The Virtual Collective: Exploring Online Collaborative Creativity in the Visual Arts.

In addition, Rick passionately continues to work on a series of Creative Outreach projects that aim to assist communities in less fortunate parts of the world – including Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2004 – 2009)

The University of Sydney, Australia

Thesis: Drawing on the Virtual Collective: Exploring Online Collaborative Creativity

  • Master of Higher Education (1994 -1998)

The University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Arts (1981-1984)

Bristol Polytechnic, England (UK)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Professor (2022 – Current)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Professor (2015 – 2022)

Executive Dean (Academic & Students) (2019 – 2022)

Vice-President (Academic) (2018-19)

Dean, School of Communication & Design (2015-2018)

  • University of New South Wales (Australia)

Assoc. Lecturer to Assoc. Professor (1990 – 2015)

Head, College of Fine Arts Online

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Online Learning & Teaching
  • Graphic Design, Foundation Design Theories

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Polaine, A., & Bennett, R. (2010)

Creative Waves: Exploring Emerging Online Cultures, Social Networking and Creative Collaboration Through e-Learning to Offer Visual Campaigns for Local Kenyan Health Needs. In Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences, Rummler, Scott & Ng, Kwong-Bor (Eds.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1-60566-727-7

  • Martini, N., Harrison, J., & Bennett, R. (2010)

Creating Waves across geographical and disciplinary divides through online creative collaboration. In Interaction in Communication Technologies & Virtual Learning Environments, Ragusa, Angela, T. (Ed), Human Factors, IGI Global, pp 9-25.

ISBN: 978-1-60566-874-1

  • Bennett, R. & Dziekan, V. (2005)

Online Collaboration in the Creative Process: Working With the Most Interactive Community of Designers We Have [N]ever Met.

Designs on E-Learning International Conference Proceedings: The University of the Arts, London, England, ISBN: 1-903455-09-X

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Bennett, R. (2021)

Barriers to Online Education for Higher Education in Vietnam – (Keynote Address)

2021 Auscham Education Conference Vietnam (Online)

  • Bennett, R. (2014)

Global Classrooms, Local Benefits

2014 International Conference on Global Education for Digital Natives (Keynote Address)

Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

  • Bennett, R. (2011)

Creative Outreach Through Computing in Education

Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Conference (Keynote Address)

The Sebel Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Bennett, R.  (2013)

The Banglos Project – Design Exhibition

Ayala Museum, Makati, Manila, Philippines.

  • Bennett, R.  (2011)

DasManila – Design Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, Australia.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • McIntyre, S., Bennett, R., & Watson, K. (2009)

Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC)

Learning to Teach Online: Developing high-quality video and text resources to help educators teach online. ($219,000)

  • Bennett, R. & McIntyre, S. (2007)

UNSW Learning & Teaching Performance Fund

Planning, Infrastructure Provision and Establishment of the UNSW Academy of Online Art and Design Education ($68,000)

  • Bennett, R. & Chan, L. (2004-06)

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant

Formalising a System and Approach for an Effective Online Collaborative Design Process in Visual Communication. ($260,000)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2006)

Carrick Institute (now ALTC)

‘For pioneering internationally recognised best practice in online education in the creative arts and design’

  • AUQA Commendation (2006)

Australian University Quality Agency

‘For good practice in systematisation of online delivery and innovation in online collaborative education.’

  • President’s Award (2005)

Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite)

‘For innovation and exemplary use of technology in higher education’.

  • ACUADS Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (2004)

Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)

  • UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2001)

‘For exemplary innovation in the use of technology in teaching

 

Our Faculty

Christopher Jeffery

Chief Academic Officer

Chris has worked in Vietnam for 12 years moving from City University London to Hanoi to help launch British University Vietnam in 2010 and has been heavily involved in growing it from 20 students to 2,000, developing a value-added skills element to all students as well as being a team member for the new campus development and launching new programmes, Vietnamese qualifications as well as UK degrees. Chris was previously faculty and managed/taught at Cass Business School, City University, where he started teaching management to undergraduates, then covering admissions and international partnership for all management courses. Chris in 2002 was appointed course director of the Executive MBA programme at Cass and over a period of 8 years redesigned the programme content and structure, launched new models of study and crafted a world class international offering. Over the 8 years Chris and the team grew the programme to number 10 in the world as ranked by the Financial Times.

Prior to joining academia Chris worked at the BBC political unit in London on a number of programmes and projects including general election coverage, budgets and European elections.

Chris is also an active member of BritCham Vietnam and is presently it’s National Chair, having served in this role for 3 years and prior to that it’s Vice-Chair, representing British Business to Governments at all levels up to and including Prime Ministerial. Chris is also a Board Member of the Vietnam Business Forum and sits on the advisory board of charities and schools in Vietnam.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Philosophy (1995-1997)

City University Business School, London

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management and Systems Science (1992-1995)

Department of Systems Science, City University, London

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS 

  • British University Vietnam (BUV) (Vietnam)

Chief Academic Officer (2019 – Now)

Dean (2010-2019)

  • Cass Business School, London (UK)

Senior University Fellow (2003-2010)

Executive MBA Programme Director

 

BUSINESS AFFILIATION

  • British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam

National Chair (2019 – Now)

National Vice Chair (2016-2019)

Board Member (2010-2016)

  • Bett Asia

Advisory Board Member (2019 – Now)

  • Vietnam Business Forum

Executive Board Member (2015 – Now)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

Chris is interested in the development of business in Vietnam as well as its future growth, with specific relevance to FDI and The UK. Chris has spoken at many Ministerial, Business and Media events commenting on this area, including international and local media, live and recorded.

Another key interest is service quality in the business environment and the importance of it in continuing growth and development.

 

MEDIA

  • Regular contributor

VTV

VITV

Vietnam Economic Times

Vietnam Financial Times

VnExpress

Vietnam News Agency

Chris has worked in Vietnam for 12 years moving from City University London to Hanoi to help launch British University Vietnam in 2010 and has been heavily involved in growing it from 20 students to 2,000, developing a value-added skills element to all students as well as being a team member for the new campus development and launching new programmes, Vietnamese qualifications as well as UK degrees. Chris was previously faculty and managed/taught at Cass Business School, City University, where he started teaching management to undergraduates, then covering admissions and international partnership for all management courses. Chris in 2002 was appointed course director of the Executive MBA programme at Cass and over a period of 8 years redesigned the programme content and structure, launched new models of study and crafted a world class international offering. Over the 8 years Chris and the team grew the programme to number 10 in the world as ranked by the Financial Times.

Prior to joining academia Chris worked at the BBC political unit in London on a number of programmes and projects including general election coverage, budgets and European elections.

Chris is also an active member of BritCham Vietnam and is presently it’s National Chair, having served in this role for 3 years and prior to that it’s Vice-Chair, representing British Business to Governments at all levels up to and including Prime Ministerial. Chris is also a Board Member of the Vietnam Business Forum and sits on the advisory board of charities and schools in Vietnam.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Philosophy (1995-1997)

City University Business School, London

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management and Systems Science (1992-1995)

Department of Systems Science, City University, London

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS 

  • British University Vietnam (BUV) (Vietnam)

Chief Academic Officer (2019 – Now)

Dean (2010-2019)

  • Cass Business School, London (UK)

Senior University Fellow (2003-2010)

Executive MBA Programme Director

 

BUSINESS AFFILIATION

  • British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam

National Chair (2019 – Now)

National Vice Chair (2016-2019)

Board Member (2010-2016)

  • Bett Asia

Advisory Board Member (2019 – Now)

  • Vietnam Business Forum

Executive Board Member (2015 – Now)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

Chris is interested in the development of business in Vietnam as well as its future growth, with specific relevance to FDI and The UK. Chris has spoken at many Ministerial, Business and Media events commenting on this area, including international and local media, live and recorded.

Another key interest is service quality in the business environment and the importance of it in continuing growth and development.

 

MEDIA

  • Regular contributor

VTV

VITV

Vietnam Economic Times

Vietnam Financial Times

VnExpress

Vietnam News Agency

Our Faculty

Ajay Pillai

Programme Leader - Finance and Economics

Ajay Kumar Pillai is employed as a full-time faculty in British University Vietnam (BUV) and is the programme leader for Finance and Economics.

He has an MBA from University of Surrey, UK and holds certificates from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA) and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). His main research areas are behavioural management accounting and corporate governance, and he has written several articles and conducted several workshops.

He is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration on the impact of contextual factors influencing strategic cost allocation adoption and its mediating role in the service industry. He has more than fifteen years of experience and has lectured in different countries.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Surrey, UK
  • CIMA Adv Dip MA
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow (2020 – Current)
    Programme Leader, Finance and Economics
  • MDIS (Singapore)
    Senior Lecturer (2008 – 2020)
    Academic Quality Lecturer, University of Bradford, UK (2008-2015)
    Local Program Director for MSc Finance, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France (2012-2015)
    Chairman – Internal Exam Board, MDIS (2010-2020)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Southern Cross University (2010-2016)
    Module Leader for MDIS Tashkent, China, India and Malaysia (2008-2020)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Strategic cost allocation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Curriculum innovation

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Pillai, A.K., Pereira, M., Luong K.H., & Roe J. (2022)
    Curriculum Innovation in Vietnam: A Study on Teachers’ Attitudes using the Dimensions of ACB (Affective, Cognitive and Behavioral) Model.
    Vietnam Journal of Education, 6(1),20-30.
    ISSN: 2588-1477
  • Pillai, A.K., Tan K.C., & Teo, Z.X.H.(2020)
    Key Influences on Cost Allocation Adoption: The Role of Managerial Characteristics, Personality Traits, Behavioural Intention and Decision Styles
    Journal of Business, Sciences and Technology, 2(1),1-47.
    ISSN: 2737-5471
  •  Pillai, A.K. (2008)
    A review of literature on behavioural cost allocation with recommendations for future research.
    The ICFAI Journal of Behavioural Finance, 5(3),40-53.
    ISSN: 0972-9089

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, NIE, Singapore (2022)
    Redesigning Pedagogy: Using Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior (DTPB) to examine educators’ behavioural intention towards implementing TPACK.
  • Workshop on SPSS (2020)
    For Doctoral and Postgraduate Students
    MDIS Singapore
  • Interdisciplinary Workshop, MDIS, Singapore (2016)
    Are you left-brained or right-brained? And why does it matter?
  • German Talk Centre, Singapore (2012)
    Business Talk on “Fraud and Internal Control”
  • Accounting and Finance Workshops, Singapore (2010-2019)
    Conducted Accounting and Finance workshops for Visiting Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Russian students.

Ajay Kumar Pillai is employed as a full-time faculty in British University Vietnam (BUV) and is the programme leader for Finance and Economics.

He has an MBA from University of Surrey, UK and holds certificates from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA) and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). His main research areas are behavioural management accounting and corporate governance, and he has written several articles and conducted several workshops.

He is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration on the impact of contextual factors influencing strategic cost allocation adoption and its mediating role in the service industry. He has more than fifteen years of experience and has lectured in different countries.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Surrey, UK
  • CIMA Adv Dip MA
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow (2020 – Current)
    Programme Leader, Finance and Economics
  • MDIS (Singapore)
    Senior Lecturer (2008 – 2020)
    Academic Quality Lecturer, University of Bradford, UK (2008-2015)
    Local Program Director for MSc Finance, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France (2012-2015)
    Chairman – Internal Exam Board, MDIS (2010-2020)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Southern Cross University (2010-2016)
    Module Leader for MDIS Tashkent, China, India and Malaysia (2008-2020)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Strategic cost allocation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Curriculum innovation

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Pillai, A.K., Pereira, M., Luong K.H., & Roe J. (2022)
    Curriculum Innovation in Vietnam: A Study on Teachers’ Attitudes using the Dimensions of ACB (Affective, Cognitive and Behavioral) Model.
    Vietnam Journal of Education, 6(1),20-30.
    ISSN: 2588-1477
  • Pillai, A.K., Tan K.C., & Teo, Z.X.H.(2020)
    Key Influences on Cost Allocation Adoption: The Role of Managerial Characteristics, Personality Traits, Behavioural Intention and Decision Styles
    Journal of Business, Sciences and Technology, 2(1),1-47.
    ISSN: 2737-5471
  •  Pillai, A.K. (2008)
    A review of literature on behavioural cost allocation with recommendations for future research.
    The ICFAI Journal of Behavioural Finance, 5(3),40-53.
    ISSN: 0972-9089

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, NIE, Singapore (2022)
    Redesigning Pedagogy: Using Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior (DTPB) to examine educators’ behavioural intention towards implementing TPACK.
  • Workshop on SPSS (2020)
    For Doctoral and Postgraduate Students
    MDIS Singapore
  • Interdisciplinary Workshop, MDIS, Singapore (2016)
    Are you left-brained or right-brained? And why does it matter?
  • German Talk Centre, Singapore (2012)
    Business Talk on “Fraud and Internal Control”
  • Accounting and Finance Workshops, Singapore (2010-2019)
    Conducted Accounting and Finance workshops for Visiting Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Russian students.
Our Faculty

Joao Manuel Fialho

Programme Leader – Graduate Programmes

Joao Fialho is Programme Lead of the MBA and Graduate Programmes at BUV. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Évora, Portugal. He has diverse practical working and teaching experience in actuarial sciences, pricing, finance and data analysis, accumulated at the service of several multinational companies. In the last 10 years, he has accumulated experience in higher education, having already taught in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Dr Fialho is an active researcher in differential equations, mathematical modelling, big data and data analytics, with proven experience through a wide range of international publications, books and various communications at international conferences in data analytics, mathematics and applications.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (2007 – 2012)
    University of Evora, Portugal
    Thesis: Existence, localization and multiplicity results for nonlinear and functional high order boundary value problems
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics (2007)
    University of Evora, Portugal
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics (2004)
    University of Evora, Portugal

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, MBA and Graduate Studies (2017 – Current)
    Senior Lecturer (2017 – Current)
  • Datauris (Portugal)
    Chief Scientific Officer – Partner and Founder (2019 – current)
  • American University of the Middle East (Kuwait)
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2015 – 2017)
    Multivariate Calculus coordinator
  • University of the Bahamas (Bahamas)
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2012 – 2015)
    Head of Mathematics Department
  • Teleperformance (Portugal)
    Pricing and Business Analyst (2011 – 2012)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Differential equations
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Big data and data analytics

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Souza, F. Minhos, J. Fialho (2021)
    On coupled systems of Lidstone-type boundary value problems, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 26(3), 358-371. https://doi.org/10.3846/mma.2021.129771141, 20181
  • Fialho (2018)
    A biomechanical model for the idiopathic scoliosis using spinal traction devices, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1141, 20181
  • Cabada, J. Fialho, Feliz Minhós (2013)
    Extremal solutions to fourth order discontinuous functional boundary value problems, Math. Nachr. 286, No. 17–18, 1744–1751

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Fialho (2020)
    Is data the new religion? – (Keynote speaker)
    TEDxBUV, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Fialho (2019)
    Key performance indicators and individual prediction models on penalty kicks – (Guest speaker)
    Fifth AMMCS International Conference
    Waterloo, Canada
  • Fialho (2018)
    A biomechanical model of the human spine – (Guest speaker)
    Seventh International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences
    Moscow, Russia
  • Fialho (2014)
    Fourth order periodic problems with mixed impulsive conditions – (Guest speaker)
    Tenth AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, July, 2014, Madrid, Spain.
  • Fialho (2012)
    Multiplicity and Location Results for Second Order Functional Boundary Value Problems- (Guest speaker)
    Ninth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts
    Orlando, USA

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Fialho, Alphawin (2018)
    Alphawin and FPF (Portuguese Football Federation)
    Joint Venture in Big Data in Sports  – Penalty shootout – prediction and pattern analysis in penalty shootouts)
  • Fialho, Mohamed R Al-Mulla (2017)
    Kuwait University
    Modelling the idiopathic scoliosis – setting up a case by case therapy plan via the Antalgic-Track– joint work with Kuwait University – project QS01/17

Joao Fialho is Programme Lead of the MBA and Graduate Programmes at BUV. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Évora, Portugal. He has diverse practical working and teaching experience in actuarial sciences, pricing, finance and data analysis, accumulated at the service of several multinational companies. In the last 10 years, he has accumulated experience in higher education, having already taught in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Dr Fialho is an active researcher in differential equations, mathematical modelling, big data and data analytics, with proven experience through a wide range of international publications, books and various communications at international conferences in data analytics, mathematics and applications.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (2007 – 2012)
    University of Evora, Portugal
    Thesis: Existence, localization and multiplicity results for nonlinear and functional high order boundary value problems
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics (2007)
    University of Evora, Portugal
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics (2004)
    University of Evora, Portugal

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, MBA and Graduate Studies (2017 – Current)
    Senior Lecturer (2017 – Current)
  • Datauris (Portugal)
    Chief Scientific Officer – Partner and Founder (2019 – current)
  • American University of the Middle East (Kuwait)
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2015 – 2017)
    Multivariate Calculus coordinator
  • University of the Bahamas (Bahamas)
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2012 – 2015)
    Head of Mathematics Department
  • Teleperformance (Portugal)
    Pricing and Business Analyst (2011 – 2012)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Differential equations
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Big data and data analytics

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Souza, F. Minhos, J. Fialho (2021)
    On coupled systems of Lidstone-type boundary value problems, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 26(3), 358-371. https://doi.org/10.3846/mma.2021.129771141, 20181
  • Fialho (2018)
    A biomechanical model for the idiopathic scoliosis using spinal traction devices, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1141, 20181
  • Cabada, J. Fialho, Feliz Minhós (2013)
    Extremal solutions to fourth order discontinuous functional boundary value problems, Math. Nachr. 286, No. 17–18, 1744–1751

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Fialho (2020)
    Is data the new religion? – (Keynote speaker)
    TEDxBUV, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Fialho (2019)
    Key performance indicators and individual prediction models on penalty kicks – (Guest speaker)
    Fifth AMMCS International Conference
    Waterloo, Canada
  • Fialho (2018)
    A biomechanical model of the human spine – (Guest speaker)
    Seventh International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences
    Moscow, Russia
  • Fialho (2014)
    Fourth order periodic problems with mixed impulsive conditions – (Guest speaker)
    Tenth AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, July, 2014, Madrid, Spain.
  • Fialho (2012)
    Multiplicity and Location Results for Second Order Functional Boundary Value Problems- (Guest speaker)
    Ninth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts
    Orlando, USA

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Fialho, Alphawin (2018)
    Alphawin and FPF (Portuguese Football Federation)
    Joint Venture in Big Data in Sports  – Penalty shootout – prediction and pattern analysis in penalty shootouts)
  • Fialho, Mohamed R Al-Mulla (2017)
    Kuwait University
    Modelling the idiopathic scoliosis – setting up a case by case therapy plan via the Antalgic-Track– joint work with Kuwait University – project QS01/17
Our Faculty

Sandra Schneiderman

Student Success Lead & Teaching Instructor

Sandra is Student Success Lead and a Teaching Instructor. She liaises with faculty and students to develop individualised success lessons and learning plans. Raised in New Zealand and educated in Australia, Sandra received her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education at The University of Melbourne. She also has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (Monash University) and Literacy and Reading (The University of Melbourne). She taught Secondary level English and History in Australia for 28 years. Between 2014-2020, she taught the International Baccalaureate at The United Nations International School (Vietnam).

Sandra has coordinated programmes in Accelerated Learning, Inter-School Debating, Student Mentoring, Pastoral Care and Model United Nations. She designs her curricula using Case Study and Active Learning methodologies and is adept in blended classroom teaching using multimedia social technologies in all formative and summative learning aspects. She currently volunteers her time supporting university students in Vietnam’s Blue Dragon Mentoring Programs.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Education (2010-2013)
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Thesis: The Marketing of Education: How do Independent Schools Market themselves to Girls?
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Literacy and Reading (2008-2010)
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (2002-2004)
    Monash University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Education (1994-1998) (double major: Librarianship/History)
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    International Baccalaureate Middle School Program (MYP) (2014)
    International Baccalaureate Diploma (2018)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University of Vietnam (BUV)
    Student Success Lead & Teaching Instructor (2020 – Current)
  • United Nations International School (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    International Baccalaureate Teacher: Individuals and Societies and Senior History (2014-2020)
    Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator (2014-2020)
  • Star of the Sea College (Melbourne, Australia)
    Senior Teacher (Individuals and Societies, Senior History, Australian and Revolutions) (2006-2014)
  • Department of Education (Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (Australia)
    Lecturer (2006-2013). Delivered English and History examination strategies to final year students.
    Assessor (2008-2013). Australian History.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Digital and social learning (multimedia tools, learning routines, making learning visible)
  • Student success (metacognition, individualised learning, feedback cycle)
  • Diversity teaching (gifted and talented students, international education, at-risk students)

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Australian History VCE Seminars. (2006-2014). The Great Depression and Australia and The Vietnam War. History Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia.
  • Annual History Teacher conferences (2010, 2012, 2013). The Making of White Australia’s Cultural Identity. History Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia.

Sandra is Student Success Lead and a Teaching Instructor. She liaises with faculty and students to develop individualised success lessons and learning plans. Raised in New Zealand and educated in Australia, Sandra received her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education at The University of Melbourne. She also has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (Monash University) and Literacy and Reading (The University of Melbourne). She taught Secondary level English and History in Australia for 28 years. Between 2014-2020, she taught the International Baccalaureate at The United Nations International School (Vietnam).

Sandra has coordinated programmes in Accelerated Learning, Inter-School Debating, Student Mentoring, Pastoral Care and Model United Nations. She designs her curricula using Case Study and Active Learning methodologies and is adept in blended classroom teaching using multimedia social technologies in all formative and summative learning aspects. She currently volunteers her time supporting university students in Vietnam’s Blue Dragon Mentoring Programs.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Education (2010-2013)
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Thesis: The Marketing of Education: How do Independent Schools Market themselves to Girls?
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Literacy and Reading (2008-2010)
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (2002-2004)
    Monash University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Education (1994-1998) (double major: Librarianship/History)
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    International Baccalaureate Middle School Program (MYP) (2014)
    International Baccalaureate Diploma (2018)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University of Vietnam (BUV)
    Student Success Lead & Teaching Instructor (2020 – Current)
  • United Nations International School (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    International Baccalaureate Teacher: Individuals and Societies and Senior History (2014-2020)
    Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator (2014-2020)
  • Star of the Sea College (Melbourne, Australia)
    Senior Teacher (Individuals and Societies, Senior History, Australian and Revolutions) (2006-2014)
  • Department of Education (Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (Australia)
    Lecturer (2006-2013). Delivered English and History examination strategies to final year students.
    Assessor (2008-2013). Australian History.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Digital and social learning (multimedia tools, learning routines, making learning visible)
  • Student success (metacognition, individualised learning, feedback cycle)
  • Diversity teaching (gifted and talented students, international education, at-risk students)

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Australian History VCE Seminars. (2006-2014). The Great Depression and Australia and The Vietnam War. History Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia.
  • Annual History Teacher conferences (2010, 2012, 2013). The Making of White Australia’s Cultural Identity. History Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia.
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