We are pleased to announce Dr. Alex Kondra as the new Athabasca University (AU) Faculty of Business Online MBA for executives program director taking over from Dr. Anshuman Khare effective July 1.
Alex has been with AU since 2001 and has a wealth of administrative experience to draw upon. He previously served at Athabasca University as the acting Vice President Academic, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Executive Director of the Centre for Innovative Management, acting Associate Vice President Academic, acting Director of the School of Business, and program director for AU’s undergraduate business programs.
Alex completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta where he received his BComm (distinction). He went on to later receive his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Alberta as well. Alex is an Associate Professor, teaching in areas of organizational theory and human resources, and currently oversees MBA classes in; International Business: Understanding & Managing Legal Risks, The Human Side of Mergers & Acquisitions, and Doing Business in Greece. He also teaches in the undergraduate business program at AU.
“I’m really pleased that Alex has agreed to become our MBA program director. I’m confident that his collegial approach and genuine desire to seek out new approaches and ideas will make a positive and sustained impact. Thank you Alex for accepting this new challenge. We are looking forward to the continued growth and renewal of our MBA program with you at the lead” said Dr. Deborah Hurst, Dean, Faculty of Business.
As MBA Program Director, he hopes to aid in our endeavours for AACSB accreditation, streamline processes for students, and ensure the currency and relevancy of our MBA offerings.
Congratulations on your new role Alex!