Dr Matthew Thomas

Dr Matthew Thomas

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business
Director of MBA Programmes

Contact details

Department of Strategy & International Business
Birmingham Business School
University House
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TY

Matthew Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business and Director of MBA Programmes at Birmingham Business School in the University of Birmingham, UK.


Ph.D. in Management, Lancaster University, 2019

SFHEA, Lancaster University, 2020

MBA, London Business School, 1988

BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, 1984


Matthew's background is as a practicing manager, most recently with Assa Abloy, a Swedish organisation ranked as one of the world’s 100 most innovative companies by Forbes. Before that he studied for an MBA at London Business School, worked for a strategy consulting firm and had a spell running his own business – which he eventually sold. Matthew has recently completed a PhD in Management and now lectures in international strategy, innovation and strategic change at the University of Birmingham.


  • MSc Management (Singapore) – Innovation Management
  • MBA (Singapore) – Implementing Strategy and Managing Change
  • Executive MBA (UK) - Strategy