Thought leadership and teaching excellence
Melbourne Business School professors who teach on the EMBA come from leading business schools around the world. They're dedicated to combining academic rigour with practical business applications.
We choose our faculty for their commitment to teaching. They are driven by a passion to create the right learning environments to share their expertise, experience and insights. The EMBA classroom is alive with debate as faculty and students discuss business issues, and develop clear and well grounded perspectives, and sound management competencies.
MBS faculty are sought after as opinion leaders. They have significant consulting and boardroom experience. Faculty members work across multiple areas - they publish their research in the world's leading academic journals, and they consult for high-profile corporations, non-profit organisations and government agencies. They sit on boards and advisory committees, comment in the media and engage daily with the wider national and international business communities.
D. Phil (Ulster) MA (Dublin) MBS, BComm (NUI)
Associate Professor - Marketing
Dr Patrick Butler is Associate Professor in Marketing, and Academic Director of the Executive MBA program at Melbourne Business School. He joined the School in 2004 from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where he has been lecturing at the School of Business Studies since 1995. He has been a Visiting Professor at Senshu University, Tokyo, and has taught and presented in Europe, China and the USA. He has worked on marketing development projects with European Union and United Nations organisations in Russia and Africa.
His research on marketing strategy, politics and management in the public sector has been published in international books and journals, including Marketing Theory, European Management Journal and Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. He is co-author of Modernising Irish Government: The Politics of Administrative Reform, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin 2007.
Patrick has consulting and management development experience in sectors including government departments, banking, pharmaceuticals and food in Australia, Ireland, Denmark, China and Poland. Among the projects he is involved in are business planning, assessments of service programs, market research, new product evaluations and management development workshops.
PhD (Syracuse) MBA (McMaster), BSc (Carleton)
Associate Professor - Information Systems & eCommerce
Associate Professor Patrice Auger specialises in information systems and e-commerce. Pat joined MBS in 2001 after four years at the City University of Hong Kong. He holds a BSc with Honors in Chemistry, an MBA, and a PhD from Syracuse University in the US.
Pat has several years of industry and consulting experience with a focus on the management of information systems and strategic planning for e-commerce. His primary research interests are in studying the link between business strategy and e-commerce strategy, and the impact of website design on consumer shopping behavior. In recent years, he has developed a stream of research that focuses on estimating the importance of social issues in consumer purchase decisions, using sophisticated choice modelling techniques.
Pat has taught information systems and e-commerce in several programs at MBS including the MBA and Executive MBA as well as France, China, Hong Kong, the US, and Canada, his country of birth.
PhD (Sth Carolina), MBA (Nth Carolina), BSc (Louisiana)
Principal Fellow - Operations Management
Jack Goodwin has been visiting MBS since 1992 to teach in Senior Management programs, to present his own one- and two-day seminars and to teach strategy subjects in MBS's academic programs.
He is an independent executive educator and consultant whose areas of interest include operations management, business strategy and service management. He has been Director of The Management Institute, University of Richmond, and held faculty positions at the College of William and Mary, the Darden School (University of Virginia) and Emory University. He is a Visiting Executive at The Darden School and regularly teaches for the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jack has designed and delivered executive programs for numerous companies in the US and abroad, including Barclays Bank, Federal Reserve Bank, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Mobil, Nissan and Shell.
B.Tech (Hons.), MBA, A.M., PhD (Wharton)
Associate Professor – Operations and Technology Management
Kannan is an associate professor in operations and technology management at Melbourne Business School. He has held academic appointments at the University of Michigan Business School at Ann Arbor and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
His teaching interests include operations management, supply chain management and operations from an integrated perspective. He has been recognised for his excellence in teaching and has won a number of accolades including Teaching Excellence Awards at Melbourne Business School and at the Michigan Business School.
His professional and research interests centre on lean operations and how lean principles can be extended and applied to various service settings. He is involved in several projects in the health-care industry. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. His research has appeared in reputed international journals such as Management Science, INFORMS Journal of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Australian Health Review, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and ASME Journal of Mechanical Design.