Prof. Dr. Amanda Shantz

Prof. Dr.

MBA Executive Education

Prof. Dr. Amanda Shantz (Canadian) joined the Executive School of Management, Technology & Law at the University of St. Gallen in 2021 as the Director of the MBA.

Amanda’s research focuses on how organizations leverage human talent to achieve high levels of success, while at the same time, ensure that they make a positive impact in the communities in which they operate. She is an international thought-leader in the areas of work engagement, human resource management, and ethical leadership. Her papers have been published in leading scholarly and popular outlets, including Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and MIT Sloan Management Review. She was an Associate Editor and Co-Editor of Human Relations (2016-2021), sits on the Scientific Committee of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management.

She brings international experience, having worked in universities in Canada, France, the UK, and most recently in Ireland where she was the Director of the MBA programs for four years. She has worked with numerous international companies and organizations such as Bank of America, Bank of Ireland, and Lloyds Banking Group. Together with colleagues and her PhD students, she has worked with over 20 companies to develop employee engagement strategies and initiate and evaluate corporate volunteering programs. 

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