Job Title and ResponsibilitiesLecturer in Business Economics
I have been an award winning Banker, Entrepreneur and Educator with consistent positive feedback. I currently lecture on a range of topics primarily focused around the areas of economics, business strategy, entrepreneurship and international business.
Prior to graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Economics from Babcock University., I ran my own successful technology enhancing and supply business and continued to run it after graduating. Upon graduation, I immediately joined Zenith Bank Plc and won awards for 1st place (exams) and most outstanding team player from the bank during the orientation program. I left Zenith Bank in 2009 to pursue my MSc studies in International Economics at the University of Birmingham where I was a student representative and founding society president.
I obtained my PhD in Economics from Aston University, where I served as a Sessional Lecturer and also in several capacities to enhance the student learning experience with the Students Union. My PhD thesis focused on self-employment and entrepreneurship in developing countries. I am passionate about economics, education, social mobility, empowerment and business.
PhD Economics, Aston University (2016);
Thesis: Linking Labour Force Participation, Education, Labour Wages and Household Consumption in Developing Countries; Push and Pull Effects in Self-Employment - Evidence From Nigeria.
MSc International Economics, University of Birmingham (2010);
Thesis: Globalization & Gender Inequality.
Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2014);
Thesis: Expectations of Technology in Learning Enhancement.
BSc Economics (Hons), Babcock University (2007);
Dissertation: Agriculture as a Means of Economic Empowerment (A Case Study of the Zimbabwean White Farmers Project).
Professional Diploma in Information Technology, NIIT (2007).
Professional Memberships and Activities
Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
Royal Economic Society (Member)
Academy of Management (Member & Reviewer) Entrepreneurship Division Best Reviewer Award (2015)
European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Member)
European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (Member)
Beta Gamma Sigma (Member)
British Academy of Management (Member)
European Association of Labour Economists (Member)
ExpertiseEconomics, Business, Research, Analysis of Large Data-sets, Econometrics/Econometric Software, Word Processing, Lecturing and Presentation skills.
Research InterestsMy present research interests centre on entrepreneurship, self-employment, international business, business economics and areas encompassing social, developmental, labour and general economics. I am particularly interested in research that might have policy implications as well as areas incorporating poverty reduction.
- Introduction to Economics/Economic Environment (ECON40117)
- Business Economics (ECON40110)
- Microeconomics (ECON40119)
- Macroeconomics (MKTG50305)
- Entrepreneurship (ENTP70083)
- Research methods (04N11015)
- Strategic Management in Organisations (STRA60093)
- International Business (IBUS70004)
ContactDr Tolu Olarewaju
t: +44 (0)1782 294185