Dr Hodges will be taking over from Professor Sue Miller who is stepping down from the role after three years.
Dr Hodges will assume strategic responsibility for the Full-time, Executive and Global MBAs as well as operational responsibility for the Full-time programme.
Dr Hodges is tasked with leading the strategic development of the School’s triple-accreditedMBA programmes. She said: “My aim is to build upon the success of the School’s world class MBA programmes and offer MBA programmes which reflect the needs of students from across the global, exposes them to real-life business challenges and places greater emphasis on practical experience.
“Through using different modes of delivery (such as face-to-face or online) we will continue to enhance our MBA programmes, in order to provide individuals with the confidence, skills and practical expertise to work effectively with others and lead change at all levels, across all industries and in every corner of the world.”
She added: “In particular I am keen to encourage more women from across the globe to take an MBA, as it can be invaluable in developing their careers further.”
With an emphasis on enhancing the international aspects of the curriculum, the School will be next year offering ‘An International Business in Context’ module which provides students the opportunity to spend time with companies in Silicon Valley.