Contact Dr Oksana Koryak


Dr. Oksana Koryak is the Programme Director for the MSc in Management and Entrepreneurship and has over 25 years of combined academic and industry experience. Oksana is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a PhD in Management from IE Business School in Madrid and a MSc in Finance from the University of Amsterdam Business School.

Prior to entering academia, Oksana held various client-facing roles in corporate and investment banking for nearly a decade. During that time, she originated and executed complex leveraged buyout and project finance transactions, and her last industry role was as a Vice President in Leveraged Finance. In this position, she closely interacted with senior management of her client firms and with financial investors.

Before joining the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Oksana conducted research into entrepreneurial leadership, capability development, and growth in the SME sector at the Enterprise Research Centre at Warwick Business School, as part of a research project part-funded by ESRC. Prior to that, Oksana was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield, where she conducted research into the managerial decision-making process underlying the design and execution of strategic change initiatives.

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Oksana's research interests centre on decision making and cognition in the field of entrepreneurship as well as on growth, leadership and capability development in SMEs. Her work has been published in the Research Policy, the International Small Business Journal, the Journal of Private Equity and the Journal of Enterprise Information Management. Oksana has presented her research at the leading academic conferences including the Academy of Management and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.


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