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School of Management, IT and Governance Postgraduate Students Empowered

2015/02/19 09:22:00 AM

Management and Entrepreneurship honours students were given a glimpse of the academic journey ahead of them during a recent orientation gathering held at Westville campus recently.

Dr Ziska Fields engaging with students during Orientation.Dr Ziska Fields engaging with students during Orientation.

The aim of the information sharing session was for academics in the Discipline of Management and Entrepreneurship to equip students with knowledge which is vital for them to succeed in their studies.

To set the scene, Academic Leader and Senior Lecturer:  Management and Entrepreneurship, Dr Ziska Fields started the event by welcoming the students. She informed them that she is looking to see their entrepreneurial and managerial thinking and competencies develop as the Honours in Management programme is based on participatory pedagogy practices which will equip them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the working world.

To give students a holistic view of the Honours in Management programme, each honours lecture gave an overview of their specific module, explained how the module fits into the honours programme and the value the module will have when students join the working world or decide to do a Masters degree.

Mr Alex Bozas and Mr Dough Engelbrecht who are taking lead in assisting the students with their research project, stated that the focus this year will be on applying theoretical knowledge to current practical leadership and entrepreneurial challenges. Students will be required to research cutting edge topics on sustainability, responsible management as well as entrepreneurship.

Students also utilised the opportunity to engage with academics and discuss any matters that they had.

The day concluded with the team from UKZN’s Westville Campus’s Library, Dr Richard Beharilal and Ms Anita Somers, giving an overview of the library resources, as well as an introduction to Endnote.

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