Bio (Terry Mughan)

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Terry Mughan

Terry Mughan


Associate Professor




Terry Mughan (PhD) is Associate Professor responsible for courses in international business and Program Head for the Masters in Global Management in the School of Business. His research interests have revolved around the place of language and cultural skills in business internationalisation strategies, including a 1200 company study of businesses in the East of England. He has authored several numerous reports for policy bodies such as UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). He has published articles in The Language Learning Journal, European Business Review and International Marketing Management. His work spans the academic, business and policy spheres and he has acted as a consultant to companies, governments and international universities.



Terry has been involved in international business education all his career as a teacher, linguist, researcher and consultant. He designed and taught the first MBA intercultural management course in the UK when at the University of Wolverhampton in 1991.  At Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge he led the validation and delivery of degree programmes in Intercultural Studies at postgraduate level in 1995, undergraduate in 1999 and a European Masters programme in 2001 in partnership with the universities of Jyvaskyla, Bayreuth, Leuven, and Paris. Terry was the Founding President of the UK arm of SIETAR, the leading world professional society for interculturalists, a post he occupied for three years.  He is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of GEM+L, the society dedicated to languages in international business, as well being an active member of the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.



Terry Mughan graduated from Lancaster University in 1977 with a BA (Hons) in French and German and went on to work in tourism. He obtained a postgraduate teaching qualification (PGCE) at the University of London. He completed a Master of Science in European Studies at the University of Aston in 1987. His PhD was earned in mid-career from Anglia Ruskin University, focusing on business internationalization and firm communication strategies. His work as a researcher, teacher and innovator across two faculties was recognized by Anglia Ruskin University in 2007 with his designation as full university Professor, one of just two such posts in the Ashcroft International Business School.