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Dr. Ezaz Ahmed

Program Chair

Chair of MBA | Professor of Business

Bush Science Center | 136




Dr. Ezaz Ahmed is the Program Chair for the MBA and Professor of Business at Columbia College. Dr. Ezaz Ahmed brings a robust body of knowledge in Human Resources, Management, and Business as an academic and researcher. Besides his Ph.D. in Human Resources, Dr. Ahmed has an MBA in International Business with distinction and earned his Certificate in Online Teaching from the University of Oxford. Dr. Ahmed is a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), USA and also a professional certified member (CAHRI) by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).

Prior to joining Columbia College, Dr. Ahmed worked over a decade in Australia as an academic leader and was the recipient of the Central Queensland University's Students' Voice Awards for On-Campus and Distance Educator of the year in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Dr. Ahmed has successfully led high-level teams in critiquing curriculum, developing academic strategies, and coordinating accreditation processes. He has been chosen to chair and invited to contribute for prestigious academic advisory panels, discipline streams in higher education and professional institutions. Dr. Ahmed’s research has been published and presented in international journals and conferences. He has been a member of the inaugural Research Advisory Panel of the Australian HR Institute (AHRI), and chair of the Organisational Behavior stream in the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Senior Certified Professional (SCP), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), USA (SHRM-SCP)
  • Central Queensland University, Australia's Students' Voice Awards for On Campus and Distance Educator of the year in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Appointed Stream Chair, Organizational Behavior (OB), Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), 2014 – 2018
  • Appointed Member, Research Advisory Panel, Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Australia, 2013 – 2019

What’s your favorite thing about the Columbia College campus?

Dining Hall, full stop. Great food with excellent choices.