Adila Khan

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Course Director MSc Management Programme, Lecturer

Birmingham City Business School
+44 (0)121 202 4625

Dr. Adila Khan currently teaches Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at both UG and PG levels at Birmingham City Business School (BCBS). In addition, she is the Course Leader for MSc Management programme, which is one of the largest PG courses at BCBS with a number of pathways.

Adila is an experienced lecturer with both academic and practical entrepreneurial, management and marketing experiences.  She started her academic career as a lecturer at the University of Wales, Trinity St David (2012-2014), then at Bath Spa University (2014-2018).  Since 2018, she has been working at Birmingham City University. She is also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), which is awarded in recognition of best teaching practices. Her teaching strategies are student-focused and reflective in practice for an enhanced student learning experience.

She has PhD (Entrepreneurship, 2020), PGCE, MBA, MA in English Literature, BA in Psychology & English Literature. The areas of her interest are Entrepreneurship and Marketing (especially international marketing in the education sector).

Throughout her career she has been involved with international marketing and internationalisation in the education sector. In the past, she has worked as the International Marketing Manager at a Pembrokeshire College, Wales (1999-2005).  In her most recent role as an Assistant Professor, Director of International Recruitment & Development (2019-2021), she provided leadership for internationalisation, recruitment and partnership development for BCBS.

Adila’s passion for entrepreneurship is evident from the fact that she established her first business at the age of 19, followed by a series of entrepreneurial ventures. In 2005, she was the founder and CEO of an international education consultancy & training company for more than 12 years, across 7 countries (with offices in UK, China, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). 

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Work With Industry