Mark Ridolfo

Mark Ridolfo

  • 01202 965525
  • mridolfo at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic
  • Dorset House D175, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Mark Ridolfo is a Principal Academic within BU's AACSB-accredited Business School. He is Deputy Director of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship, Deputy Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Business and Management, and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Mark delivers courses in International Management and Developing Management Competencies.

Mark's academic interests lie in enhancing the student experience, innovation in assessment, professional effectiveness and cross-cultural capability. Mark is a thought leader in developing students' personal, professional and managerial competencies. He has delivered courses in presentations, negotiations and report-writing, in both commercial and academic settings, and, from 1997 to 2007, he was a visiting lecturer and curriculum advisor to the prestigious China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China.

In 2003, Mark was jointly awarded a BU Fellowship, for outstanding and innovative work in internationalising the curriculum. Mark has given many workshop and conference presentations on this subject...


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Partnership for the Goals

"Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development"

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Journal Articles

  • Biggins, D., Walker, C., Ridolfo, M. and Arkadiusz, T., 2024. Embedding a Business Simulation Game (BSG) in a first year business studies unit: 10 design recommendations. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education.
  • Gbadamosi, G., Evans, C., Richardson, M. and Ridolfo, M., 2015. Employability and students' part-time work in the UK: Does self-efficacy and career aspiration matter? British Educational Research Journal.
  • Ridolfo, M., Richardson, M., Evans, C. and Gbadamosi, G., 2009. Funding full-time study through part-time work. Journal of Education and Work, 22 (4), 319-334.



Profile of Teaching UG

  • Developing Management Competencies
  • International Management

External Responsibilities

  • Richmond, the American International University in London, External Examiner (2022-2026),
  • SRH Heidelberg, Germany, Visiting Lecturer (2017-)
  • University of Bolton, Independent Adviser on Transnational Education (2013-)
  • York St John University, External Examiner (2011-2015)
  • Worcester Business School, Evaluation Panel Member (Business) (2011)
  • York St John University, Subject Review Panel Member: Business / Management (2011)
  • ESC Amiens, France, Visiting Lecturer (2004-)
  • China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Visiting lecturer, examiner and curriculum adviser (1997-2007)

Consultancy Activities

  • High Impact Team Presentations, Training Videos. Common Mission Project, Rachael Kelly, 01 Sep 2022


  • PG Diploma in Education in Education (University of Plymouth, 2018)
  • PG Diploma in Management in Management Studies (Bournemouth University, 2000)
  • BSc (Hons) in Modern Languages (Aston University, 1989)
  • Licence in Modern Languages (Université d'Orléans, 1988)


  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2018-),
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Academic Member (2017-),
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Member (2015-),
  • IALIC, Member (2004-),
  • The Institute for Learning and Teaching, Member (2002-2004),
  • SIETAR, Member (2000-),

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