College of Economic & Management Sciences

Beating the odds to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce

Ntshavheni Khangale recently graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce at Unisa. A literal case of beating the odds, Khangale's academic journey was marked with many difficulties, including writing examinations from an ambulance in transit between the hospital and his home. Read more

Unveiling management strategies for multigenerational staff

Dr Zamandlovu Sizile Makola's recently obtained her PhD degree. Her study explored the intricate management of multigenerational academic staff in South African higher education. Drawing from personal experiences and guided by her supervisor, Professor Maelekanyo Mulaudzi, she navigated the complexities of intergenerational expectations and management strategies, unveiling a comprehensive framework for effective leadership in academia. Read more

From humble beginnings to academic leadership

Prof Sugandren Naidoo, recently appointed Chair of the Department of Operations Management in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, attributes his drive for self-improvement and academic excellence to his experience as a newspaper delivery boy during his schooling years. Read more

Unisan among Africa's top career women

Based on her remarkable accomplishments, career development platform 9to5Chick has included Prof Daphney Mathebula in the Department of Decision Sciences in its list of Top 100 Career Women in Africa for 2024. Read more

Exploring the role of AI in higher education and business strategy

The College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS) Dean Leadership Session unravelled the transformative power of artificial intelligence in shaping higher education and business strategy. Thought leaders discussed the intricate intersections of AI, economic competitiveness and the future of learning. Read more

Unisa collaborates with DIRCO to host IORA Day

Unisa's College of Economic and Management Sciences, in partnership with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, hosted a significant commemoration of the Indian Ocean Rim Association. The event underscores the critical need for sustainable ocean management, greatly emphasising its importance in ensuring food security, fostering economic activities and sustaining livelihoods. Read more

Promoting financial education in a tight economy

Unisa's Colleges of Accounting Sciences and Economic and Management Sciences hosted the 6th Annual Budget Breakfast, themed "Financial literacy and how to stretch the rand for ordinary citizens", which aimed to analyse South African Minister Enoch Godongwana's 2024 budget speech and provide financial literacy for consumers. Read more

Time to offer alternative solutions grounded on African epistemic traditions

Recently appointed as the Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Economic and Management Sciences, Prof Maelekanyo Mulaudzi aims to revise established eurocentric teaching and learning practices in the college by incorporating and amplifying African perspectives to enrich the field with diverse epistemological approaches. Read more

Former kiosk cashier, now executive dean

Dr MaseTshaba Mantepu is Unisa's acting Executive Dean of the College of Economic and Management Sciences. Her history with the university goes back to 1996 when she worked at the Good Hope cafeteria making sandwiches. Read more

Postgraduate student numbers show steady growth in Ghana

Unisa is increasing its footprint in West Africa with student numbers in the region having grown to some 290 postgraduate students by the end of 2023. The majority of these students are enrolled for doctoral studies. Read more