Prof Leyland Lucas

  • Professor

  • Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Turkeyen Campus

About Prof Leyland Lucas

Dr. Leyland M. Lucas is the Founding Dean & Professor of Management, University of Guyana, School of Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation (SEBI). A proud native of Guyana, Professor Lucas is a product of the Counties of Berbice and Demerara. A graduate of the University of Guyana, Dr. Lucas worked at the State Planning Secretariat before migrating to the US, where he worked in the Banking & Finance Industry before returning to school to pursue his graduate studies. He holds a Certificate in Post-Graduate Diploma in Bank Lending from New York University; a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Howard University, and a Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Rutgers Business School in New Jersey.


For Professor Lucas, education runs through his veins. He comes from a long line of educators on both his maternal and paternal sides. This has helped to inform his commitment to education and helping to transform the lives of others. For him, education which occurs both inside and outside the classroom, is the key to success.


Professor Lucas, since joining academia, has served as a Professor of Management and Director of the PhD Program in Business Administration at Morgan State University (MSU). He is also a Visiting Lecturer and External Examiner at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, University College. Leyland has presented papers at several peer-reviewed conferences, and published papers in several peer-reviewed journals. His primary research interests are in areas of organizational learning, knowledge transfer, minority, women, and diaspora entrepreneurship, and reputational effects on performance. He has also conducted research in the area of building organizational capabilities and competencies. Dr. Lucas has undertaken and completed research in the US, Ghana, and Guyana on several issues linked to his research interests. Since returning to Guyana, he has actively engaged in discussions around issues of Cooperatives, Credit Unions, Oil & Gas, Building Human Capital, and Local Content. He remains a strong advocate for changing the economic conditions of women, particularly young single mothers.


Specific focus in the areas of Women, Female, Diaspora, and Minority issues; Challenges to accessing resources; Business Plan Development; New Business Development; Women Economic Empowerment

Strategic Management

Building organizational capabilities & competencies; Strategic Planning processes; Organizational Development processes; Knowledge Management & Transfer Organizational Learning

Sustainable development

Economic inequality; Institutional & Context Analysis; Cooperatives & Credit Unions; Sustainable Tourism; Small Business Development

Qualification Specialization Institution Country Year
B.Soc.Sc. Economics University of Guyana Guyana 1981
M.B.A. Business Administration The State University of New Jersey United States 2002
Ph.D. Management The State University of New Jersey United States 2002
Course Code Course Name
MNG2101 Business Leadership
MNG4200 Business Policy & Strategy
MNG4201 Business Policy and Strategy
MNG4107 Issues in Human Resources Management
MNG4106 Staffing & Performance Management
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