Job: Lecturer in Enterprise
Faculty: Business and Law
School/department: Faculty of Business and Law
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 207 8493
Marian Evans is a lecturer in Enterprise in the Department of Strategic Management and Marketing at De Montfort University. Her research work focuses on entrepreneurial small business decision-making and growth from a cognitive perspective. This work reflects her keen interest and experience in entrepreneurial SMEs. Marian is currently studying for her PhD in her area of interest. Prior to this she completed her Executive MBA at DMU, winning best student performance award in 2012.
Marian gained her B.Ed. degree at Cambridge University and after teaching in London and Peterborough moved into entrepreneurial small business in the manufacturing sector as an owner-manager and later as a director of a manufacturing company in Peterborough. She is now a director of her own consultancy business and works in industry as an assessor for Business Improvement Techniques (Lean manufacturing). She also delivers both CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) qualifications and writes and moderates international qualifications in manufacturing for the City and Guilds awarding body. She is an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) for CMI.
Small business growth
Business and Personal Skills development
Currently Marian is teaching first, second and third year undergraduates at DMU and international postgraduates at Leicester International Pathways College (LIPC).
Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (ENTE1521)
Creative Management and Marketing (ENTE 3506)
Strategy and Management (CORP 2463)
MBA (Distinction), De Montfort University, 2012. Dissertation: ‘Why do entrepreneurial SMEs fail to grow?”
CMI Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership, Level 8, June 2011
CMI Chartered Manager, August 2010
NLP Licensed Education Practitioner, December 2010
Strategy and Management
UK Graduate Study Skills for Masters (LIPC)
DMU Best Student Performance, Executive MBA, 2012
Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE)
Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
ISBE conference, Belfast, November 8-9th, 2017
Evans, M. (2017) Developing cognitive versatility; Thinking it through, Entrepreneurial Practitioner Learning Track
Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, Paris, October 27-28th, 2016
Evans, M. (2016) Exploring how Entrepreneurs make Decisions on Growth: A Cognitive Perspective; nominated for award in Entrepreneurial Practitioner Learning Track
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