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The Department of Business Support Studies was carved out of the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Development in 2013. It is the home of:

  • Diploma in Office Management and Technology
  • Advanced Diploma in Applied Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Master of Philosophy in Business Administration
  • Master of Philosophy in Business Management
  • Master of Philosophy in Project Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Project Management
  • Doctor of Business Administration.

The department has also received approval to offer a Diploma in Management course of study. It is expected that this programme will enrol its first batch of students in 2025.

Our master’s and doctoral programmes are strictly research-based and are aimed at arming students with advanced analytical skills for problem-solving in management and business. Admission into these programmes is contingent upon students’ academic credentials, their ability to identify a relevant research problem, crafting a convincing research proposal, and the availability of research supervisors.

Through full-time and part-time appointments, the department is able to engage well-qualified academics to be involved in its learning programmes. All academics lecturing at the Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma levels have a relevant master’s degree at the minimum, whereas all main supervisors of master’s research have doctorate qualifications.

Several staff members are registered members of professional bodies in their fields of specialisation. At the same time, steps are being taken to have some of the department’s programmes accredited by the relevant professional bodies.

Our purpose is to empower people for socio-economic emancipation through creativity, innovation, and integrity.

  • Dr Prosper Hoeyi
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  • Ms Chabana
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  • Leoma Mahali
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  • Dr Lezar
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