The Business Clinic is a programme of the Faculty of Commerce which was established to link the university with the industry and communities. It aims to bridge the gap that exists between industry and the Academia and endeavours to ensure the research that is be carried out by the Faculty provides solutions to challenges faced by the industry. It also aims to ensure that the lecturers at in the Faculty are abreast with the activities, processes and challenges faced by the industry. This will be achieved by attaching lecturers in organisations in industry. The reason for the attachment is twofold:
1. The research studies to be conducted will be addressing the actual problems obtaining in the nation.
2. The graduates from the University will be graduates who will make a difference in the industry as they will be taught, not only textbook theories, but practical skills to bring about innovation and industrialization in the country.
Further, through entrepreneurship mentoring, entrepreneurship training, business advice and business counselling processes the Business Clinic intends to facilitate entrepreneurship and small business development in and around Bulawayo and Zimbabwe. The unit shall also provide support to academic departments, staff and students in their community engagement initiatives. These initiatives are aimed at providing support to communities in their self-identified upliftment and empowerment efforts; and to students in their learning processes by bridging the theory in lectures with practical real-life experiences related to their academic activities.
Transforming the education and training of commerce students for innovation and industrialization.Vision
To be a reliable provider of skilled human capital for growth, innovation and industrialisation in ZimbabweMission
To significantly contribute to industrialization and innovation through the production of skilled and well-trained human capitalAim
The Business Clinic aims to:
The Business Clinic will:
Faculty Of Commerce - Lupane State University
Main Campus P.O. Box 170, Lupane Off Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road
Bulawayo Campus P O Box AC 255 Ascot Bulawayo Zimbabwe Tel: +262 292 73770/1; 64452/8
Ms P Moyo (Business Development Manager) Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell & Whatsapp: +263 713 936 250
Ms K Taruvinga (Business Coordinator) Email address: email@example.com Cell & Whatsapp: +263 775 335 795
Ms T Moyo (Business Coordinator) Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell & Whatsapp: +263 783 066 078
Mr Canaan Mpala (Dean-Faculty of Commerce) Email: email@example.com Mobile: +263 772 279 443