The Westford DBA Bootcamp, a prestigious two-day event, recently took place at the main UCAM Campus in the enchanting city of Murcia, Spain on 22nd and 23rd June 2023. This transformative gathering brought together 22 aspiring DBA candidates from around the world, hailing from the UAE, USA, Nigeria, India, Oman, Canada, and more. The bootcamp, comprising a rich array of activities including research, paper presentations, and leadership workshops, aimed to empower these candidates to become the next generation of influential business leaders and researchers.
Inauguration by Esteemed Dignitaries
Keynote Address and Workshop
One of the highlights of the bootcamp was the keynote address and workshop conducted by Mr. Pablo Blesa Aledo, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication at UCAM. His insightful session shed light on emerging trends in business research and the importance of effective communication in academic pursuits. Participants found the workshop to be intellectually stimulating, encouraging them to broaden their horizons and think innovatively.
Empowering Research and Leadership Skills
Research, a core component of the DBA journey, was thoroughly addressed during the bootcamp. Dr. Andrew Hambler delivered a session on “Preparing for your viva,” equipping the candidates with the necessary tools to excel in their research presentations. Additionally, Prof. Martin Eley’s session on “Writing a Literature Review” provided valuable insights into conducting comprehensive literature surveys and strengthening research methodologies.
Exploring UCAM Campus
Beyond the academic endeavors, the participants enjoyed an engaging university tour, exploring UCAM’s state-of-the-art facilities and stunning campus grounds. This experience left the candidates impressed, inspiring them to strive for excellence in their academic pursuits.
The Westford DBA Bootcamp concluded with an awards ceremony and the distribution of Certificates of Participation at the University Auditorium. This momentous occasion celebrated the participants’ dedication to academic growth and provided a platform for recognizing outstanding contributions.
The Westford DBA Bootcamp at UCAM Campus, Murcia, Spain was an enlightening and transformative event that left an indelible mark on all the participants.