Swansea Bay Campus
Mr David Bolton

Mr David Bolton

Associate Professor, Business

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office 315 - 315
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus


David is an Associate Professor and Program Director for Undergraduate Business Management at the School of Management in Swansea University, lecturing in Entrepreneurship and Project Management. Having worked in industry for 20 years specialising in Sales, Marketing and Business Development and in economic and business support for the Welsh Government he returned to academia in 2013.

Since joining Swansea University in 2013 he has been involved in a number of initiatives, most notably the development of cross campus modules focussing on entrepreneurial mind-set and leadership.

Within the School of Management, David has focussed on contributing and assisting development of innovation and enterprise modules and strategic direction as well as the development of professional skills modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, both nationally within the UK and from an international perspective specialising in the Chinese education sector.

David is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chartered Management Institute and the International Enterprise Educators Program.

He is currently Welsh Regional Vice Chair of the Chartered Management Institute and President of Enterprise Educators UK for 2024 and 2025. He also is an external examiner Keele, Glyndwr and Gloucestershire Universities as well as the University of Western Scotland.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Business Management
  • Business Start-up and Development
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Project Management

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Professional / Executive Education
  • Enterprise Education – Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Enterprise Education – FE / HE
  • Project Management
  • Business Engagement