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Tom A. Buckles, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, MBA Online Program
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3235
Fax: (626) 815-3082
Tom A. Buckles, Ph.D., teaches primarily fully employed and executive MBA students in the areas of marketing strategy, marketing research, entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, and planning, and advises the competitive student entrepreneur team Enactus. He has published refereed journal articles and conference papers in the areas of internet marketing, ecommerce, service quality, internal marketing, and marketing education, and has presented his research at national and international conferences. Some of his research has been funded by public and private organizations, including the U.S. Navy and the Kellogg Foundation, and he has received awards for his research, for his teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels, and for his work regarding business and faith integration. Buckles is also a consultant for private and public sector firms and entrepreneurs, primarily in the areas of marketing strategy, research, and growth strategies, and is involved in executive training programs for domestic and international executives. He is also a member of the advisory board or board of directors for several companies.


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University


School of Business and Management

  • Graduate Programs

Courses Taught

  • MKTG 350 - Marketing Internship
  • BUSI 500 - MBA Primer
  • BUSI 578 - Strategy and Planning
  • BUSI 590 - Capstone Project