John Branch

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration; Faculty Associate, Center for Russian and East European Studies

PhD, University Of Cambridge
MA, Washington University In St. Louis
MBA, University Of New Brunswick
BESc, University Of Western Ontario

Professor John Branch currently teaches a variety of marketing and international business courses at the undergraduate, M.B.A., and executive levels at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (U.S.A.), and serves as the Academic Director of the School's part-time MBA programs. Recently, he was also the Director of Educational Outreach at the University's William Davidson Institute, which focuses on emerging and transitional economies; he was responsible for the development and dissemination of pedagogical materials. He is also affiliated with the University's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Prior to joining Ross, Professor Branch was on the faculty of the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in Saint Louis (U.S.A.) for five years. He began his academic career in 1993, however, as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes in France. Since then, he has also served as an adjunct or visiting professor at more than 40 business schools throughout world, including the Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands), ESAN (Peru), Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (Latvia), and the Sasin Graduate Institute of Administration (Thailand). He was also a visiting scholar at Queen Elizabeth House of the University of Oxford (England) and at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University (U.S.A.).

Professor Branch has been involved in a variety of European Union and other government-funded development projects, most notably in the republics of the former U.S.S.R., including Kyrghyzstan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, and in those of Eastern and Central Europe. He has also conducted management training in, and consulted to, numerous international companies, including British American Tobacco, Anheuser-Busch, British Telecom, Cargill, Mercedes Benz, Oracle, DELL, Coca-Cola, Michelin, Ericsson, and Nestlé.

Professor Branch is originally from Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science in electronics from the University of Western Ontario (Canada), a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick (Canada), a Master of Arts in education from Washington University in Saint Louis (U.S.A.), and a Doctor of Philosophy in marketing from the University of Cambridge (England). He is currently completing a Doctor of Education in educational administration at the University of Michigan (U.S.A.).

Executive Education Classes Taught

Business Acumen for High-Potential Executives, Business Acumen for High-Potential Leaders-Hong Kong, Senior Executive Program in Asia-Hong Kong, Strategic Marketing for the Digital Age, Strategic Marketing: Competing in the Digital Age - Hong Kong, The Big Picture: Integrating Marketing Strategy and Execution-Hong Kong, The Michigan Ross Executive Program

Corporate Experience / Consulting

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., Brady Corporation, British American Tobacco, British Telecommunications Pic, Cargill Inc., Coca Cola Bottling Co , Ericsson Inc., Michelin North America, Inc., Nestle Foods Inc.

Global Experiences


John Branch
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Room Location: R5475
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Working Papers
Marketing Web Site