Faculty of Business

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Business is the biggest faculty at UOWD, with over 1,500 students enrolling in 7 undergraduate and 7 postgraduate programs.

The Faculty's degree programs focus on preparing students to be effective managers at different levels. As such, the emphasis is on application of knowledge, skills and tools to practical problems in the workplace. The design of our programs allow substantial input from business, industry, professional bodies and, of course, alumni. Thus, our students not only benefit from a rigorous learning experience but also an extensive social and professional network.

The highly-qualified staff of the Faculty all have substantial teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. They are active in research and consulting with business and industries, bringing cutting-edge research findings and contemporary business practices into the classroom. The work of our staff can be found in leading academic journals and are regularly presented at international conferences.

About The Dean

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Prof Payyazhi Jayashree Dean, Faculty of Business

Qualifications: BA Hons, MA, PhD University of Delhi
Location: Block 15, Floor 3, Room 3-16
Telephone: +971 4 2781966
Email: :[email protected]

Professor Payyazhi Jayashree is Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong in Dubai and a multiple award winning Academic scholar and practitioner. The University of Wollongong (UOW) is the leading institution in Australia and is ranked in the top 1% Universities in the world, in the QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers survey.

Prof Jayashree has extensive experience in Academic governance and leadership in transnational institutional contexts, with a specific focus on quality improvement, risk-management and governance in Higher Education sector. Professor Jayashree’ s research impact are in the areas of Managing and Measuring Strategic change and Gender Inclusive Leadership for Innovation and Change, and she has won both National and International Research Grants, with scholarly and applied outcomes. She has led several research teams to achieve the mandate of Leadership, Strategic Change and Innovation, and her collaborators for these projects include key institutions, including UN.

Prof Jayashree’ s sustained commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal#5 and her impactful research has led to Global Recognition and substantial Media Coverage, including her research-led outcomes being featured on BBC Minute, besides uptake by prominent publications such as Forbes Middle East along with key Awards such as the ‘Women of Impact’ by UOW, Australia. Dr Jayashree is a Board Member for Water for People, India Trust, an international non-profit, working across nine countries to bring safe water and sanitation for 4 million people.

Prof Jayashree is a Certified Balanced Scorecard Professional, awarded by the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSCI) and George Washington University College of Professional Studies, USA. Dr Jayashree is also a Certified New Code Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and Certified NLP Coach, having been trained and certified by the Co-Creator of NLP and New Code NLP, John Grinder, UK. 

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