Head of Division for Business and Enterprise; Associate Professor in Enterprise Education
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School/Division:Business / Business and Enterprise
Anna Howard is the Head of the Business and Enterprise Division within the School of Business having joined the University in 2009.
After achieving a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance she went on to complete the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants qualification, with first time passes in the professional accountancy exams.
Anna was awarded an MSc in Accounting with Finance, with a dissertation entitled "Examining agency theory in executive directors’ remuneration in the UK Banking sector between 2002 and 2009”.
Having completed the PGCHE in 2013 and the International Entrepreneurship Educators programme in 2016 she is engaged in doctoral studies. Her thesis is entitled “Exploring management accounting education with implications for curriculum development”. She is also Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
As an Associate Professor in Enterprise Education Anna specialises in the delivery of Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management and Accounting .
Anna has been shortlisted for the PQ Accountancy lecturer of the Year and the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs Enterprise Education of the Year award.
In 2017 she was awarded the 'We are the City Rising Star Award - Education and Academia'.
Anna specialises in the delivery of Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management and Accounting. She has experience in delivering modules at all levels and of supervising dissertations to Master’s level. She also teaches on professional courses delivered for external candidates. She has extensive experience of course design and validation, and also of curriculum design within the enterprise and accounting disciplines.
Anna’s research interests are in curriculum development, student enterprise development and the skills requirements of the accounting profession. She is currently undertaking doctoral studies entitled “Exploring management accounting education with implications for curriculum development” and has a number of research outputs in this area including presentations at international conferences and journal publications.
Most recent publications
Howard, A and Albery, IP and Frings, D and Spada, MM and Moss, A Pre-partying amongst students in the UK: Measuring motivations and consumption levels across different educational contexts. Substance Use and Misuse, DOI 10.1080/10826084.2019.1590414
Howard, A and Warwick, J The Prevalence of Mathematical Anxiety in a Business School: A Comparative Study Across Subject Areas. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, 3. 4-25.
Howard, A and Warwick, J Exploring the Curriculum gap: An analysis of Management Accounting topics and skills. In: Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, 28 April 2015 - 29 April 2015, York.
Warwick, J and Howard, A Mathematical Anxiety as an Inhibitor of Skills Development in Accounting Students. Mathitudes, 1. 1-15.
Warwick, J and Howard, A A note on structuring employability skills for accounting students. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 5. 165-174. DOI 10.6007/IJARBSS/v5-i10/1860
Warwick, J and Howard, A Student Self-Assessment of Quantitative Skills: A Pilot Study of Accounting Students. e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 9. 1-12.
Warwick, J and Howard, A Strengthening Student Engagement with Quantitative Subjects in a Business Faculty. e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 8. 32-44.
Howard, A and Warwick, J Exploring the curriculum gap: Some thoughts on management accounting education and curriculum design. MSOR Connections, 13. 51-60. DOI 10.11120/msor.2013.00010More publications at LSBU Research Open
Anna is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Institute of Directors.
Anna is an external examiner and is actively involved in supporting the local business community through her work with students in the LSBU Business Solutions Centre.