Mark Peterson

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Director of Undergraduate Studies

McClelland Hall 202
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

Family business
Global entrepreneurship
Hybrid entrepreneurship
Retail and online selling

Mark Peterson started his first business venture at age 25 in London: an American bakery, which grew to a $1 million dollar business within its first year. In 2004, he established a British/American bakery in Tokyo, operated under license for several years to a major Japanese food and beverage operator. With a side passion for news, Peterson also worked for five years as a writer and producer for CNBC Business News in London.

Current Research

  • Entrepreneurship


  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, RMIT University
  • Lego Serious Play "Train the Trainer"

Honors and Awards

  • Eller College Online MBA, Most Inspiring Professor Award, 2022
  • Eller College Evening MBA, Suzanne Cummins Student Engagement Award, 2022
  • Eller College Phoenix MBA, Suzanne Cummins Student Engagement Award, 2022
  • Eller College Outstanding Entrepreneurship Faculty Member, 2020
  • Eller College Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, 2018
  • RMIT University, Teacher of the Year, 2012


  • PhD, RMIT University, Australia
  • MBA, Imperial College London, UK
  • BA (Honors) Political Science and History, Durham University, UK