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Mengsteab Tesfayohannes-Beraki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Phone: 570-372-4463
Office Location: Apfelbaum Hall Rm 304
Office Hours: 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., TTH

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Academic Credentials:
CE, University of Bayreuth
PHD, Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz
MS, Hochschule Fur Okonomie Bruno Leuschner Berlin
BA, Addis Ababa University
BACH, Unknown College

Tesfayohannes is an associate professor at Susquehanna University's Sigmund Weis School of Business. He has over 19 years of work experience as a professor, researcher and business and economic development consultant at reputable academic institutions, governmental and private organizations, and international agencies such as UN, UNDP, UNECA and UNIDO in countries including the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Botswana, Germany, Austria, Eritrea and Ethiopia. His areas of expertise include: Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Innovation and Incubation; Business Development Research and Strategy; Economic Development Strategies; Small Business Financing and Microfinance for Development; and Managing Operations, Technological Innovation, Commercialization and Transfer of Technology for Small Enterprises.

Tesfayohannes has an in-depth know-how and know-what in business and economic development project initiatives based on the result-based management (RBM) framework. This framework includes policies and strategies formulation, analysis, evaluation, implementation and control. He also possesses advanced research and report writing and presentation skills and fluencies in English, German and other languages. His academic background is extensive, profound and diversified. He produced two 300-page research outputs (doctoral and postdoctoral) and more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, technical and consultant reports, conference papers, working papers, and curriculum and training programs in his areas of expertise. One of his major assigned research project reports, titled “The Role of Federal Government Funding on the Outreach Programs of Independent Industrial R&D Establishments in Canada,” was read, endorsed and appreciated by high-level officials in the Canadian government, including then Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Tesfayohannes also designed and taught numerous courses in the following areas: entrepreneurship and small business start-ups, strategic management, operations management and strategy, project management, business research methods, quantitative methods for business decisions, organizational behavior and HRM, engineering economics (dealing with economic and financial viability of engineering projects and innovation for strategic decisions), global business perspectives, and others. He taught all these courses at the following reputable universities: Saint Mary’s University (Canada); University of Waterloo (Canada); University of Guelph (Canada); Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada); University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) (Johannesburg, South Africa); University of Botswana (Botswana); University of Bayreuth (Germany); University of Asmara (Eritrea); and University of Graz (Austria).

Tesfayohannes holds both doctoral (summa cum laude) and postdoctoral qualifications from reputable Austrian and German universities. He completed his postdoctoral research as an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow. The AvH Fellowship is the most prestigious award in Germany. He also participated in intensive UN-ILO and other executive training programs in the areas of management for development, capacity building and training, project formulation, policy planning and analysis and organizational development.


  • MGMT-390 Operations Management
  • MGMT-400 Business Policy and Strategy
  • MGMT-433 New Venture Start-Up & Financing
  • MGMT-435 Entrepreneurial Venture Strategy
  • MGMT-501 Independent Study
  • MGMT-503 Business Internship

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