Masters and Doctorate : Postgraduate studies: Management Sciences



Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus, Welkom Campus


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 perlim supervisor will guide you to develop a Research Proposal.
  3. Once the proposal has reached the required standard in terms of quality, you will present it to the Department and following the outcomes of the presentation continue forward to the Faculty Research Committee (FRC) or revise proposal.
  4. Approval of the Proposal by the Faculty Research and Innovation Committee will allow you to officially register.
  5. Registration for 2018 academic year ends 30 August 2018.
  6. Registration after 30 August 2018 will be for the 2019 academic year.

How do you write your research proposal?

Download proposal writing outline (PDF)

  1. NDOFIREPI, T., RAMBE, P. & DZANSI, DY. (2018). The relationship among technological creativity, self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intentions of selected South African university of technology students. Acta Commercii, 18(1), a544.
  2. NDOFIREPI, T., RAMBE, P., & DZANSI, DY. 2018. An exploratory study on the gender-based differences in entrepreneurial intentions and its antecedents amongst students of a South African University of Technology, South African Business Review, Volume 22, In Print
  3. RAMBE, P. 2018. Using Work Integrated Learning programmes as a strategy to broaden academic and workplace competencies. South African Journal of Human Resource Management 16, 999.
  4. RAMBE, P. 2018. The influence of internationalisation of labour on the performance of small-scale rural-based agricultural firms: A South African perspective. Acta Commercii. 18(1), a527.
  5. RAMBE, P. (2018). Reconciling business social responsibility goals, activities and practices in hospitality SMMEs in an emerging economy. African Journal of Business and Economic Research 13, (Issue 1), pp 177-218
  6. RAMBE, P., MODISE, DL., & CHIPUNZA, C. 2018. The combined influence of self-leadership and locus of control on the job performance of engineering workforce in a power generation utility: An empirical perspective, SAJHRM, In Print
  7. PIMMER, C & RAMBE, P. 2018. The inherent tensions of ‘instant education’. A critical review of mobile instant messaging. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, in Print
  8. CHIPUNZA, C. & MATSUMUNYANE, LL. 2018. Motivation sources and leadership styles among middle managers at a South African University. South African Journal of Human Resource Management,
  9. SMIDT, L., AHMI, A., STEENKAMP, L., VAN DER NEST, D. P., & LUBBE, D. 2018. A Maturity-level Assessment of Generalised Audit Software: Internal Audit Functions in Australia. Australian Accounting Review, 28(3), 1–16. doi:10.1111/auar.12252.
  10. COUGHLAN, L. & SAAYMAN, M. 2018. The importance of different culinary aspects hen travelling – the case of international tourists to South Africa. European Journal of Tourism Research, 18:95-119.
  11. Van der Walt, F. (2018). Workplace spirituality, Work engagement and thriving at work. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 44(0): 1-10.
  12. Ratakane, M. and Musvoto, S. (2018). Enhancing the Cost-reduction Effects of the web 2.0 Concept at South African (SA) Universities. Interdisciplinary Journal of Economic and Business Law, 7: 203-231.
  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 Studieshas 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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