DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Professor Olson holds a MBA from University of Texas, United States, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business (German) from California State University, Fullerton.
Prior to joining the CEU Business School, Central European University, Professor Oliver Olson started his professional career as an Export Product Manager for Salamander Shoes in Stuttgart, Germany in the 90s. He then moved to the USA where he worked in banking, including stints as Assistant Vice President at Bank of America, Senior Manager for a major credit card company and the CIO of a community bank in Dallas, Texas. He has previously been the Country Manager for CEU Business School, Romania, and has held various roles at CEU Business School in Budapest serving as the MBA Program Director and Director of Degree Programs in Administration.
Professor Oliver Olson was one of the founders of the Maastricht School of Management Romania and was that schools first Dean and Academic Director. He has also been a Senior Consultant for External Relations for Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands and the Academic Director of the Lafferty Academies, a division of the London based Lafferty Group. He is also President of the Board for foundation Mama Alice, a Maastricht-based charity for Peruvian street children.
Professor Olson currently is the Director of Global Education Programs and Senior Lecturer of Marketing and Strategy at Maastricht School of Management. He is also a Visiting Professor at CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School.