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Director, UTS Master of Management; Senior Lecturer in Managing, Leading & Stewardship (MLS), University of Technology Sydney

Dr Walter Jarvis is the Director of the UTS Master of Management and a Senior Lecturer in Managing, Leading & Stewardship (MLS).

His research investigates decision-making in business, foregrounding as a premise to management the moral-relational accountability of business leaders to regain public trust in enterprise management. In his research and teaching he draws on 20 plus years general management and consulting experience with local and international corporations, as well as formal qualifications in education and management learning.

Together with his colleague Associate Professor Natalia Nikolova (Academic Director of the UTS Futures Academy) he coordinates and lectures subjects across management, leadership and stewardship.

In all these endeavours Drs. Jarvis and Nikolova focus on ‘experiential’ learning to cultivate management capacities for moral judgement in business actions, which have increasingly warranted much greater critical scrutiny. Accountability for respecting human dignity is an action-guiding principle which underpins the public trust and confidence (Stewardship) in university-based management education.


  • 1993–present
    Principal and Founder, Jarvis Management Learning
  • 2004–present
    Lecturer in Management Practice, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 1970–1993
    Broad range of senior management positions - from functional roles to divisional management, including Esso (16 years to 1991).


  • 2009 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Doctor of Education (Dissertation: "Moral accountability in the MBA: a Kantian response to a public problem")
  • 1998 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Masters in Education (Adult)
  • 1970 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Commerce

Research Areas

  • Economics, Business And Management Curriculum And Pedagogy (130203)
  • Ethical Theory (220305)
  • Social Theory (160806)
  • Organisation And Management Theory (150310)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Business And Management (1503)
  • Comparative Economic Systems (149901)
  • History And Philosophy Of Education (220202)
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