Dr. Volschenk

Dr. Francois Volschenk holds the positions of Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. His professional experience is in product design, management, innovation, strategy, financial modelling and business consulting. Dr. Volschenk holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from Monarch Business School Switzerland, a Master of Business Administration from Henley Business School (UK) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with distinction from University of Pretoria. Dr. Volschenk  has been a lecturer at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Dr. Volschenk returned to the academic field after a 20-year professional career in information technology, strategic thinking, product innovation, maintenance management and business consulting. He is passionate about the mentoring and coaching of people that enables individuals to grow in constant pursuit of their potential. His personal motto is “a day without learning is a day without living” which he believes should be applied to the personal, professional and academic spheres of all.

Academic Positions Held
  • Associate Dean of the Faculty,Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Professor of Management, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
Academic Positions Held In The Past
  • Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Academic Credentials
  • D.Phil. in Business Research (in progress), Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Doctor of Business Administration, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Master of Business Administration, Henley Business School, UK
  • B.Comm. (Honours), Distinction, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Faculty Training
  • MIT Sloan School of Management: Innovation of Products and Services – MIT’s Approach to Design Thinking, Massachusetts, USA
  • Columbia Business School: Digital Strategies for Business: Leading The Next-Generation Enterprise, New York, USA
Awards and Honours
  • Monarch Business School, Faculty Achievement Award, 2017-2018
  • Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Henley Business School, South Africa
  • Academic Honours – University of Pretoria, South Africa
Main Academic Interests
  • Management Strategy
  • Leadership & Organizational Change
  • Innovation Theory / Frugal Innovation
  • Decision Making in Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Total Quality Management
Professional Positions Held In The Past
  • Chief Executive Officer – Gx Technologies
  • Consultant – Storage Technology Services
  • Chief Executive Officer – Blue Square Technologies
Associations And Memberships
  • Member, AMBA – Association of MBAs, London, UK
  • Member, ACBSP – Accreditation Council For Business Schools & Programs, USA
  • Member, BAM – British Academy of Management, UK
  • Member, IoD – Institute of Directors Southern Africa (M.Inst.D)
  • Member, AOM – Academy of Management, USA
  • Afrikaans
  • English
Symposiums & Workshops Attended
  • Doctoral Workshop, Monarch Business School, Pretoria, South Africa, April, 2018
  • Doctoral Workshop, Monarch Business School, Rapperswil Castle, October, 2017
  • Doctoral Workshop, Monarch Business School, Stellenbosch, South Africa, March, 2017
  • Doctoral Workshop, Monarch Business School, Rapperswil Castle, October, 2016