Sessional Instructor

BBA (UPEI); MBA, DBA (Athabasca)

Brian Murray is a Business Analyst with the Information Technology Shared Services department at the PEI Provincial Government. Prior to this, he was a community college instructor at Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI, for 29 years. Brian also teaches part-time, since 1997, at the University of Prince Edward Island in the areas of Management Information Systems, Operations Management, Corporate Finance, Project Management, and Information Technology. Prior to entering the teaching profession, Brian was a Computer Programmer with Air Canada in Montreal, Quebec.

Educational Background:

  • Doctorate of Business Administration (Athabasca University 2018)

  • Master of Business Administration (Athabasca University 2002)

  • Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management (Athabasca University 2000)

  • Project Management Instructor Certification (Gartner Institute – Minnesota 2000)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (UPEI 1996)

  • Diploma in Public Administration (UPEI 1996)

  • Diploma in Adult Education (Holland College 1990)

  • Diploma in Computer Programming (Holland College 1984)

  • Diploma in Accounting Technology (Holland College 1982)

Brian also runs a very successful management consulting business called Murray & Associates. Recently Murray & Associates has managed projects for:

  • Project Manager – Justice Knowledge Network – Online learning and accounts payment project (2016)

  • Project Manager – Business Technology Consulting Inc. – Souris Harbour Authority – Workgroup software upgrade (2016)

  • Project Manager Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B. – Customer Relationship Management software integration (2010)

  • Project Manger Interactive Media Alliance, Charlottetown, PEI – Video Game Incubator Project (2010)

  • Subject Matter Expert - PEI Information Technology Sector Council, Charlottetown, PEI – Human Resource Demand and Supply Study (2008)

  • Project Manager for the PEI Interactive Media Alliance – Video Game Incubator Program (2008)

  • Project Manager for the Eastern Canadian Network of Universities and Colleges – Installation of Anti Spam software (2007)

  • Project Manager for the PEI E-business Study of Small and Medium Sized Businesses (2003)

  • Keltic Learning Centres (Halifax) – One year contract as Director of Keltic Learning Centres in Atlantic Canada. (1999-2000). Contracted to help with a turnaround strategy aimed at improving the financial position of this publicly traded company.

  • Revenue Canada – Applications Programmer (6 month contract) for a client server application development project (1999)

Recent Publications

Virtual private networks: The need for computer security

PEI Department of Justice, 2019

Probabilistic time estimating for project management

Technical Conference on Project Management. North America Northeast PHP User Conference, 2016

Generational behaviors and effective knowledge management

Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, 2012

Computer-mediated communications in project management

Asia/Pacific Project Management Conference, 2012

The use of plagiarism software within postsecondary institutions

Paladin Business Solutions, 2009

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