Dr. Vijaya Kumar

Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Business School


Office:  Room 304, Block 16

Phone:  +971 4 4461249

Fax: + 971 4 3672956



  • PhD in Financial Management, Banasthali University, India
  • M.Phil (Commerce), Madurai Kamaraj University, India
  • M.Com (Commerce), Madras University, India

Courses taught


  • Management and Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Managerial Finance

Research Interests


  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Risk Management and Strategies of Logistics Industry
  • Banking Industry

Selected Awards and Achievements

Awarded Best Mentor for Global Business Challenge 2012 and 2014 by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the Middle East region


Awarded Best Mentor for IMA Student Case Study Challenger 2014 by Institute of Management Accountants, USA (IMA, US) for the Middle East region


Awarded the Champion Employabilty Certificate 2013 issued by Middlesex University, Dubai


Mentored Middle East award winning team from Middlesex University Dubai, two years in a row in 2012 & 2013 at prestigious CIMA Global Business Challenge.


Mentored runner’s up Middlesex University Dubai team in the IMA student challenge competition held in Dubai, 2014, runner’s up team in KPMG Ace the Case competition, 2013 and winners and runner’s up team ACCA  student challenge competition 2013.


Selected Publications


Purohit, H. and Kumar, V.  (2013) “Supply Chain Risk Evaluation: Understanding the technical risks from the perspectives of Dubai Logistics supply Chain Industry” Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation September 2013 vol. 9 no. 3, pp291-303

Purohit, H. and Kumar, V. (2013), “Managing Uncertainty: An Empirical Analysis of Human Risk Management in Logistics Industry of Dubai”, Shrinathji Journal of Business and Research, vol 14, no. 1



Purohit, H. and Kumar, V. (2013),“ Impact of Natural Threat in Dubai Logistics Industry”, The Economic Challenger, vol 15, Iss 59, pp24-30