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Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Pursue your postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Management sciences through one of the postgraduate research programmes offered.

  • Business Administration
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internal Auditing
  • Marketing
  • Public Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Business Administration
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internal Auditing
  • Marketing
  • Public Management

The offering of some of the above-mentioned programmes is subject to the availability of supervision capacity

Meet the pre-requisites

  • Masters programmes: you must have an average mark of 60% at Honours or B-Tech level, and at least 60% mark in Research Methodology.
  • Doctorate programmes: an appropriate Masters or M-Tech Degree with an average of 65%

The process of becoming a postgrad

  1. For both Masters and Doctorate, the Assistant Dean will verify if you qualify for the programme you intend to study.
  2. You will be allocated a preliminary supervisor by the relevant Head of Department. The preliminary supervisor will guide you to develop a Research Proposal.
  3. Once the proposal has reached the required standard in terms of quality, it will be presented at the Departmental level and following positive outcome, it will be presented at the Faculty Research and Innovation Committee (FRIC). Click here for the FRIC 2019 dates.pdf (PDF)
  4. Approval of the Proposal by the Faculty Research and Innovation Committee will allow you to officially register.
  5. Registration for 2019 academic year ends 30 August 2019.
  6. Registration after 30 August 2019 will be for the 2020 academic year.


Academic employee and particular research interest


Highest qualification

Email Address

Research Interests

Prof. AJ Strydom

PhD (Economics)

Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Marketing

Prof. C Chipunza

Doctor of Technology (Human Resources Management)

HR - Intra-Individual Psychological Related Constructs and Small Business Development

Prof. DY Dzansi

PhD (Entrepreneurship)

Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility.

Prof. NM Naong

DBA (Human Resource Development)

HRD, HR and Leadership

Prof. P Rambe

PhD (Educational Technology)

Emerging Technologies in SMMEs, Social Media and SMMEs, E-business and Entrepreneurship, Educational Technology, Knowledge Management and Higher Education


Prof. D Kokt

Doctor of Technology (Human Resources Management)

Organisational Behaviour

Human resource management issues

Prof. F Van Der Walt

PhD (Organisational Behaviour)

Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, Industrial psychology

Prof. R Haarhoff

DBA (Tourism Management)

Tourism Destination Management

Prof. T Van Niekerk

PhD (Public Management)

Public Accountability, Governmental Relations

Dr L Laubscher

Doctor of Public Management

Public Policy Management; Public Accountability

Dr L Pretorius

Doctor of Public Management

Public Financial Management; Corporate governance.

Dr L Mosweunyane

DBA (Entrepreneurship)

Business Administration – Small businesses and Entrepreneurship.

Dr P Hoeyi

DBA(Entrepreneurship; economics, statistics)

Finance/Investment Related Issues; Supply Chain; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues in Finance/Business; SMEs

Dr LW Dzansi

Doctor of Technology (Human Resources Management)

HR in the Public Sector Environment

Dr J Hattingh

DBA (Tourism Management)

Tourism Development, Tourism Marketing

Dr D Crowther

DBA (Tourism Management)

Financial Management, Hospitality Management

Dr L Steenkamp

PhD (Accounting)

Corporate Governance, IS Audit, GAS, CAATs, Sectional Titles

Dr J Steyn

PhD (Higher Education and Internal Auditing)

Higher Education of Internal Audit Students, Internal Auditing

Dr E Palmer

Doctor of Human Resources Management

HR – Organisational Behaviour, Development and Change

How do you write your research proposal?

Download proposal writing outline (PDF)

  1. KOKT, D. & PALMER E.P. 2019. Strategic priorities for cultivating commitment amongst academic staff: the militating effect of workplace spirituality, South African Journal for Human Resource Management, 17(0), 1-8.
  2. HLALELE, BM, 2019. Application of the force-field technique to drought vulnerability analysis: a phenomenological approach. Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 11 (1), 1996-1421.
  3. MOKOENA, LG. 2019.Ethical tourism: should businesses be concerned? Africa Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 8(1), 1- 14.
  4. MOKOENA, LG. 2019. Cultural tourism: cultural presentation at the Basotho cultural village, Free State, South Africa, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, DOI:10.1080/14766825.2019.1609488.
  5. NKOYI, A., TAIT, M. & VAN DER WALT, F. 2019, Predicting the attitude towards electronic banking continued usage intentions among rural banking customers in South Africa, South African Journal of Information Management,
  6. MOSWEUNYANE, L., RAMBE, P. & DZANSI, DY. 2019. Examining tourism SMMEs’ extent of use of social media technologies to position and market brands. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure, 8(2), 3-16.
  7. HLALELE, M. 2019. Stochastic soil erosion risk modelling and simulation using Fournier index. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 25.
  8. HLALELE, M. 2019. Bi-hazard assessment for timely and effective disaster management: free state disaster area 2015 Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 25.
  9. MALAN, SF., STRYDOM, AJ. & DZANSI, DY. 2019. ‘Musiconomy’:  a framework for the socio-economic development of a rural South African context. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 8(2).
  10. STRYDOM, AJ., MANGOPE, D. HENAMA, US. 2019. Making community-based tourism sustainable:  evidence from the Free State Province, South Africa. GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 24(1).
  11. HAARHOFF, R. & DE KLERK, B. 2019. Destination South Africa: Analysis of Destination Awareness and Image by International Visitors. GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 1(24).
  12. HAARHOFF, R. & HASS, AB. 2019. Destination South Africa: Analysis of Destination Awareness and Image by International Visitors. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure 8(1).
  13. CHIPUNZA, c. & PHALATSI, B.C. 2019. The influence of selected demographic factors on the choice of marketing communication tools: Comparison of foreign and local spaza shop owners in South Africa, Acta Commercii, 19(1), 2-14.
  14. NDOFIREPI, T. 2019. Gender-based dichotomies in various psychographic attributes for environmentally friendly products, Acta Commercii, 19(1), 1-10.
  1. The Faculty of Management Sciences held the first of its kind Research Seminar that brought together Post Graduate Students, Researchers, the Corporate, SMMEs and Free State Government. The main objectives of the seminar were:   
    • To give an opportunity to small businesses and the corporate world to highlight their critical business challenges
    • To provide an academic platform for faculty researchers and student to focus their research on the highlighted critical business challenges
  2. Prof. Rambe, from the Department of Business Support Studies has been selected to join the first phase of the DAAD DIES ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants scheduled to take place in Windhoek, Namibia, beginning in April 2018. Congratulations Professor!
  3. Mr Logan Munsamy, from the Department of Government Management was successful in his application for the Newton Travel Grant. Mr Munsamy will spend six weeks at the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield (UK) in September/October 2018. Congratulations to you Sir!
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Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Chipunza Crispen
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Secretary to Assistant Dean: Research, Innovation and Engagement
  • Rooi Felicia
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