DBA (HEM) student receives Outstanding Women’s Award in Belize
Luz, who is currently completing a Doctorate in Business Administration in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath School of Management, oversees the management of 42 Open Campus sites in 16 Caribbean countries.
In her capacity as a member of the senior management team of the UWI Open Campus, she sits on the Committee of Deans and represents the Open Campus on the Council of the University of the West Indies.
Her doctoral thesis, supervised by Dr Niki Pantelli is on Leadership in the Virtual Higher Education Environment. As a result of a joint paper presented at the UK Association of Information Systems at the University of Oxford, Luz has been selected to be a reviewer for the International Conference on Information Systems to be held in December in St Louis, USA.
Speaking earlier this year about her experience on the DBA programme, Luz said:
“The DBA (HEM) programme has already assisted me in understanding the complexities of the higher education landscape of the 21st century and has given me a framework in which to position the stages of development of my new campus. One of our major goals is that of increasing access and embarking on strategies of management in higher education that were previously not well known in the university environment of the Caribbean. These are thematic areas of the DBA (HEM) and they have direct impact on my day-to-day professional practice.”
Notes to Editors
Luz is a graduate of the University of the West Indies where she earned her BA (First Class Hons.) and MBA degrees. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Hispanic Studies from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. She has over 25 years’ experience in both academia and business in Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands and Belize. While in Belize, she taught in the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences at the University of Belize in the areas of Organizational Behaviour, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Financial Management, Business Strategy and International Business.
The Doctorate in Business Administration in Higher Education Management commenced in May 2002 and has proved to be an outstanding success, attracting participants from all over the world. The programme was devised following widespread consultation which identified a clear need for a part-time professional doctorate in higher education management with a structure that combines coursework and doctoral enquiry.
As higher education becomes an increasingly complex business, it demands leadership, management and research skills of a higher order than ever before. The DBA (HEM) is aimed at the reflective professional who is career minded and looking for a systematic research programme that gives particular priority to developing research and management expertise.
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General Notes For Editors:
The University of Bath School of Management has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the School was rated 5th in the UK for management research.
We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976. The School is consistently ranked among the top UK business schools by The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian.
The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.
The School of Management has a faculty of around 90 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a support team of around 70 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,100 students in total comprising some 200 MBA students, 460 Master’s students, 210 full- and part-time research students, and over 1100 undergraduates following BSc degrees. The School also runs joint undergraduate programmes with Departments in the Faculties of Engineering and Design, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.