In Profile with Ioannis Mantzaris Head of Programmes (MSc Accounting and Finance & BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance)
Ioannis Mantzaris Head of Programmes (MSc Accounting and Finance & BSc Banking and Finance) at BPP University Business School answers questions on his time at BPP University.
How long have you been at BPP University?
I have been at BPP University since 2012 as a finance lecturer. In 2014 I took on the role Head of Programmes for MSc Accounting and Finance and BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance programmes. This role involves developing the daily management of the programmes and the continuous development of new and existing programmes. I also teach ACCA F Papers for BPP Professional Education.
What is your background and experience before coming to BPP University?
I have a BSc and an MSc in Accounting and Finance. I started my professional career in Greece as a portfolio manager from 1994 to 2002 where I was responsible for fund management and dealt in investments in equities and bonds. From 2002 to 2011 I worked as investor relations management for a public company before joining BPP University.
Alongside my current role at BPP University, I am a CISI external specialist, writing and reviewing material for CISI books covering Financial Markets for the Chartered Wealth Manager level 7 qualification.
What do you enjoy most about your role at BPP University?
It’s not boring, every day you do something different. What I really value in a job is the environment. At BPP University it is lively and the interaction you get with students and colleagues is enriching and fulfilling. The one thing I enjoy most is progressing students, it’s good to feel like you can offer something to your students and seeing students at Graduation is very rewarding.
If you could give one piece of advice to students what would it be?
I would say that whatever you want to do in life just love it, that’s how you will succeed!
Ioannis Mantzaris recently work on developing and launching the MSc Accounting and Finance programme which gives students the opportunity to study for their ACCA Professional Level paper exams whilst gaining a valuable Master’s Degree. To find out more about the programme visit the BPP University Website