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PROF. DAVID FAULKNER

DEAN OF MAGNA CARTA COLLEGE

I have spent much of my academic life (25 years) in the state sector. I was part of the four men team that set up the Said Business School in Oxford University, I ran the MBA there and was Director of both undergraduate and graduate studies in Oxford, then ran the MBA at Royal Holloway University of London and am now an Emeritus Professor from London University. I also taught at Cambridge, Cranfield, Warwick. The Open and Henley Business Schools.

When I retired from London University, I set up a new college, Magna Carta College Oxford, focusing on the MBA, as I was convinced that the MBA, whatever its limitations, gave a young executive the grounding for a successful career in business, and particularly looked impressive on their CV.
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I was also certain from my experience, that given adequate motivation every student could succeed to achieve an MBA and it was not necessary to pay the very large fees that top business Schools charge in essence to buy their brand name. Furthermore, the idea of taking at least one year off work to study a face to face MBA was not necessary, and burdened the student with unnecessary debt.
So on the back of MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses promoted by MIT et al) I opened an online college that was both learn as you earn and economic in fee terms, yet had the content quality of an Oxbridge programme with which I am very familiar. In this way you get the best of both worlds; a quality MBA without a high level of debt and no need to take a break in your career. Good Luck!

MAGGIE FAULKNER

CO-FOUNDER AND TUTOR

Maggie was educated at Harvard, Suffolk and Oxford University. She gained her first degree in Modern History, at Oxford University followed by a PGCE there. An overriding interest in law led her to undertake a conversion course in Law. She then did the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, being called to the Bar in 2000. She is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, one of the four Inns of Court in London. She spent three years as a tutor in Law at Greyfriars Hall, a permanent private hall of Oxford University

Maggie then Co-founded a private college in Oxford and held the position of Vice Dean. She also spent a number of years in public relations and two years as Project Director for a charity for the homeless. Committed to ensuring that education is made available to all, she is now a trustee of Such Hope Sub-Saharama Children’s Charity, which provides the funding for the education of orphans in Zimbabwe. The charity has now enabled its students to progress to university, with more to follow this year.

PROF.JOHN CHILD

CHAIR OF THE ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD

Before entering the academic field, Professor Child worked for Rolls-Royce. He then worked as a Research Fellow in the Aston Programme of Organization Studies before moving to the London Business School, returning to Aston in 1973 as Professor of Organizational Behaviour. He served as Dean of the Aston Business School from 1986 to 1989. He was seconded to be Dean and Director of the European Community’s management program in China in 1989-1990.

Building it into the China-Europe Management Institute, the forerunner of the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. In 1991 he was appointed Diageo Professor of Management in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge.
He has also been a Visiting Professor at universities in Brazil, China Denmark, and the UAE.
John Child has published 23 books and approximately 150 articles primarily in the fields of international business and business organization. His book, co-authored with Suzana Rodrigues, Corporate Co-evolution (Wiley 2008) won the 2009 Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management. In 2013 he co-authored The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution, published by Edward Elgar. This is a study of how YICT, China’s largest container terminal, developed in relation to its institutional environment. Also in 2013, he co-edited Knowledge and the Study of Organization and Management – Building on the work of Max Boisot. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
DR PETER MURRA
Professor Child has been editor-in-chief of Organization Studies and Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review. His current interests are primarily in problems of organizational hierarchy and how smaller firms internationalize.

PROF.JOHN CHILD

CHAIR OF THE ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD

Before entering the academic field, Professor Child worked for Rolls-Royce. He then worked as a Research Fellow in the Aston Programme of Organization Studies before moving to the London Business School, returning to Aston in 1973 as Professor of Organizational Behaviour. He served as Dean of the Aston Business School from 1986 to 1989. He was seconded to be Dean and Director of the European Community’s management program in China in 1989-1990.

Building it into the China-Europe Management Institute, the forerunner of the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. In 1991 he was appointed Diageo Professor of Management in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge.
He has also been a Visiting Professor at universities in Brazil, China Denmark, and the UAE.
John Child has published 23 books and approximately 150 articles primarily in the fields of international business and business organization. His book, co-authored with Suzana Rodrigues, Corporate Co-evolution (Wiley 2008) won the 2009 Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management. In 2013 he co-authored The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution, published by Edward Elgar. This is a study of how YICT, China’s largest container terminal, developed in relation to its institutional environment. Also in 2013, he co-edited Knowledge and the Study of Organization and Management – Building on the work of Max Boisot. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
DR PETER MURRA
Professor Child has been editor-in-chief of Organization Studies and Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review. His current interests are primarily in problems of organizational hierarchy and how smaller firms internationalize.

MAGGIE FAULKNER

CO-FOUNDER AND TUTOR

Maggie was educated at Harvard, Suffolk and Oxford University. She gained her first degree in Modern History, at Oxford University followed by a PGCE there. An overriding interest in law led her to undertake a conversion course in Law. She then did the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, being called to the Bar in 2000. She is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, one of the four Inns of Court in London. She spent three years as a tutor in Law at Greyfriars Hall, a permanent private hall of Oxford University

Maggie then Co-founded a private college in Oxford and held the position of Vice Dean. She also spent a number of years in public relations and two years as Project Director for a charity for the homeless. Committed to ensuring that education is made available to all, she is now a trustee of Such Hope Sub-Saharama Children’s Charity, which provides the funding for the education of orphans in Zimbabwe. The charity has now enabled its students to progress to university, with more to follow this year.

PROF.JOHN CHILD

CHAIR OF THE ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD

Before entering the academic field, Professor Child worked for Rolls-Royce. He then worked as a Research Fellow in the Aston Programme of Organization Studies before moving to the London Business School, returning to Aston in 1973 as Professor of Organizational Behaviour. He served as Dean of the Aston Business School from 1986 to 1989. He was seconded to be Dean and Director of the European Community’s management program in China in 1989-1990.

Building it into the China-Europe Management Institute, the forerunner of the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. In 1991 he was appointed Diageo Professor of Management in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge.
He has also been a Visiting Professor at universities in Brazil, China Denmark, and the UAE.
John Child has published 23 books and approximately 150 articles primarily in the fields of international business and business organization. His book, co-authored with Suzana Rodrigues, Corporate Co-evolution (Wiley 2008) won the 2009 Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management. In 2013 he co-authored The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution, published by Edward Elgar. This is a study of how YICT, China’s largest container terminal, developed in relation to its institutional environment. Also in 2013, he co-edited Knowledge and the Study of Organization and Management – Building on the work of Max Boisot. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
DR PETER MURRA
Professor Child has been editor-in-chief of Organization Studies and Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review. His current interests are primarily in problems of organizational hierarchy and how smaller firms internationalize.