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Christine Nielsen, D.B.A.

Professor Emerita

Department of Management and International Business
Office: Business Center 555
Phone: 410.837.4992


  • D.B.A., George Washington University
  • M.B.A., George Washington University
  • B.S., University of Rochester
  • Bio

    Christine Nielsen is a professor of international business and strategy and academic program director of the M.S. in Global Leadership. She is a recipient of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Teaching, and the University of Baltimore President’s award for outstanding work in the areas of teaching, research, and community service. She was the 2007 Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished Lecturer in the Philippines, the first woman to receive this Award. Professor Nielsen is a recipient of a Governor's Citation from the State of Maryland for "outstanding service as Director of International Programs and for “contributions to further the economic development agenda of Maryland’s businesses.” She was featured in the Washington Business Journal as the “mastermind” behind the Merrick School’s unique approach to international business education, and in the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the area's top 25 most influential business educators for her leadership of international business education and for "revolutionizing" the way that international business is taught at UB. Over the past 30 years Dr. Nielsen has served as the director of numerous international business programs for managers, including nine years as Academic Director of the International Management and Compliance Training Program for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. Between 1999 and 2001 she served as the Academic Director of the UB MBA Program in Argentina, hosted at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

  • Research Interests

    Global Leadership Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable Tourism Knowledge Networks for International Competitiveness.

  • Teaching Interests

    Leading Across Cultures International Business Strategy Strategic Management in the Global Environment Strategic Alliances in the European Context International Management

  • Recent Publications

    Intellectual Contributions

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Mersha, T., Nielsen, C., Sriram, V., & Weiss, J. C. (2014). Transforming Peoples Lives: The Vehicles for Change Story. Case Research Journal. 34(1), 139-156.

    Research in Progress

    "Global Leadership for Our Century: Bridging the ‘Space Between’" (On-Going)

    "Is it a Diamond? No, It's a GEM! Changing Paradigms of International Competitiveness" (Writing Results)

    "Knowledge Networks for Social Enterprise Success: A Systems Approach to Case Studies in Latin America" (Writing Results)