Mark Shackleton

Mark Shackleton is Associate Dean at Lancaster University Management School LUMS is rated in the top 25 Schools in the world for its MBA and in the top 5 in the UK, while the University as a whole has entered the top ten.

Having studied Physics at Oxford, Mark started his career in Investment Banking working in interest rate swaps and then asset management for County NatWest both in London and New York, before gaining an MBA with Distinction at INSEAD. Following two years consulting with Monitor Company Europe he committed to an academic career and following a PhD in Finance at London Business School gained a tenured position at Lancaster in 1997.

He has also had visiting positions at Oxford (1996), Warwick (2005) and Cambridge (2009) having also taught on their MBA and MSc degrees. He has won teaching prizes on several occasions, most notably for innovative teaching methods and the use of trading games, one famously set around a mysterious bottle of pennies.

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He researches many topics, including financial options, so called “real options” (the value of operational flexibility), volatility estimation/impact, investments and their returns particularly in the area of energy (staff page). He has over twenty academic articles, has supervised ten PhD students to completion and consulted to corporations as well as offering executive education at a range of levels.