Alan Parkinson

Alan is Deputy Director of the School of Management with responsibility for Education, responsible for curricula of UG and PG Programmes, line management of teaching staff. He is Principal Teaching Fellow in Accounting, and Teaching Lead: Accounting. He is a qualified accountant (FCCA and ACMA/CGMA), with a Doctorate in Education (EdD), an MSc in Business, a Higher Education Teaching Certificate and an MA in Early Modern History. He is Professor in Managerial Accounting at Tongji University, Shanghai. He specialises in Managerial Accounting, and Financial Management, and contributes to more generic Accounting modules. His scholarship interests are accounting history, technology in education, and curriculum design/evaluation. He has extensive international training and consultancy expertise. He has published custom textbooks, scholarship papers, and presents regularly at international scholarship conferences. He has held a number of senior positions elsewhere: Director of the Masters Programmes in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London; Head of Centre for Financial Management, and MBA Programme Director in the Open University Business School; Director of Accounting Studies in Hatfield Polytechnic, Head of School of Accounting and Taxation, and Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies at South Bank Polytechnic.
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Keeping up with Change: Issues for the Finance Professional (Coursera)

This MOOC identifies and explores a number of challenges to the finance professional arising from the ever changing business environment. Increasingly, financial decisions must take account of strategic consequences. The first module, Exploring Strategic Position, Choice and Action helps in doing that – setting a strategic context for planning [...]
Average: 6 ( 3 votes )

International Business Environment (Coursera)

This course explores the international business environment in which organisations function. You’ll learn about core analysis methods, including PESTLE, SWOT, and Boston Box Matrices, as well as the applications of Porter’s Five Forces. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in discussion forums and access case studies, as well as [...]
Average: 9 ( 4 votes )