James Terzeon

Course Director, Global Business MBA

Email: james.terzeon@coventry.ac.uk 

James’s career began in the hotel and catering industry, where he held successive management positions after graduating from his undergraduate degree. James focused on developing both the business profitability and the professional development of his team, successfully raising the standards and profiles of several hotels. He has also worked in Austria for Tui Travel PLC, managing a large portfolio of properties. In the UK event catering industry, James worked independently for high-profile sporting venues, and was responsible for the training and operations of large teams.

On gaining an MBA with distinction in International Human Resources Management at Coventry University London in 2014, James joined the university as a Teaching Fellow, a position which draws on his commercial experience and plays to his passion for developing others. James is now the Course Director for the Global Business MBA course.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Coventry University, 2017
  • MBA International Human Resources Management with distinction, Coventry University London Campus, 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Hotel and Catering Management, University of Surrey, 2003

Professional and Industry Memberships

  • Associate Member of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Research and Consultancy

James is currently researching the application of innovative ecological practices in organisations within the service industry, and is writing a chapter of a book, covering entrepreneurship, innovation and ecology. His research interests include entrepreneurship and innovation, with a focus on the hospitality sector. 

James Terzeon

Teaching Areas

  • Working in Global Diverse Teams
  • Global HRM Strategies
  • Leading in a Changing World
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship: Creating a Business Opportunity
  • Entrepreneurship: Developing the Business Plan
  • Internship and Consultancy Projects
  • Internship with Extended Professional Practice
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QS Five Star Rating 2020
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