"Financial and Economic Literacy for community development"

 

Nathan Mugumisi (Chairperson, Lecturer)

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

  • MSc Degree in Economics (University of Zimbabwe).
  • BSc in Economics (University of Zimbabwe).

Research Interests

  • Development economics
  • Financial economics
  • Production economics

 

 

Enquiries
For more information on the programmes contact:
The Chairperson
accfin@lsu.ac.zw

 

Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Accounting and Finance

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Real Estate Management

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking and Risk Management

Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Tourism and Hospitality

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Economics

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance

 

Qualifications:        

  • MSc Degree in Economics (University of Zimbabwe).
  • BSc in Economics (University of Zimbabwe).

Research Interests

  • Development economics
  • Financial economics
  • Production economics

Qualifications:

  • PHD in Geography University of the Free State University (South Africa)
  • Master of Science Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management University of Zimbabwe
  • Bsc Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management University of Zimbabwe.
  • Diploma in University Leadership and Management University of Oldenberg (Germany)

Research Interests

  • Mountain Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Rural Development Through Tourism
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Climate Change and Tourism.

Research Projects

  • Constraining factors in the development of sustainable cultural tourism products in Zimbabwean rural destinations (a case study of Binga rural district)
  • The state of mountain tourism in the Manica Highlands of Zimbabwe.

Current Courses: 

  • Tourism Geography
  • Regional and International Tourism
  • Strategic management for Tourism and Hospitality industry
  • Tourism and Hospitality Ethics
  • Corporate governance

Publications

  1. Mutana S and Mukwada G, (2017) An Exploratory Assessment of Significant Tourism Sustainability Indicators for a Montane-Based Route In the Drakensberg Mountains,Sustainability, 2017, 9 (7), 1202; doi:10.3390/su9071202
  2. Mutana Sand Mukwada G, (2018) Can Montane tourism work for the poor? Exploring worldviews from Maluti Route in the Drakensberg Region of South Africa; Tourism and Hospitality Research, doi: 10.1177/1467358418791312
  3. Mutana S and Mukwada G (2018) Mountain-route tourism and sustainability. A discourse analysis of literature and possible future research, Published, Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, doi: 10.1016/j.jort.2018.08.003
  4. Mutana Sand Mukwada G; (2019) Are policies and guidelines shaping tourism sustainability in South Africa? Suggested Critical Success Factors for tourism sustainability governance in the Drakensberg Region. Published, Tourism and Hospitality Research, doi: 10.1177/146735841100
  5. Mutana S (2015) Innovative approaches to competing in the global marketplace. Critical success factors for SMEs in the Zimbabwean lodging industry. UZ Business Review Vol 2 (3); 2015
  6. Sai P.J, Zinyemba A. Z and Mutana S 2014 Perceptions of middle managers on talent development and management in Zimbabwean business organisations. University of Zimbabwe Business Review; Vol 1 (2); ISSN 1819-2971
  7. Mbasera M and Mutana S 2014; An analysis of environmentally friendly waste management initiatives in hotels in Zimbabwe; International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences; Vol 3 (8); 37-48; ISSN 2278-6236.
  8. Mutana S, Chipfuva T. and Muchenje B. 2013; Is tourism in Zimbabwe Developing with the poor in Mind? Assessing the pro-poor involvement of Tourism Operators located near rural areas in Zimbabwe; Asian Social Science Journal; Vol 9 (5) , 2013. ISSN 1911-2025
  9. Mutana S. and Zinyemba A.Z.; 2013; Rebranding the Zimbabwe Tourism Product: A case for Innovative Packaging; International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences; Vol 2 (4); 95-104 ; 2013 ISSN:2278-6236.
  10. Mutana S. 2013; Rural tourism for pro-poor development in Zimbabwean rural communities: Prospects in Binga District along Lake Kariba; International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences Vol 2 (4) 147-164; 2013 ISSN:2278-6236.
  11. Zinyemba A. Z and Mutana S 2013; Salon Business Ownership Structure and Management in Zimbabwe; International Journal of IT and Engineering and Management; Vol 3 (5); 567-579. ISSN 2249-0558, 1-12.
  12. Mutana S 2013; Wealth Creation through community-based cultural tourism ventures: Unexplored opportunities in Zimbabwean rural areas; International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences; Vol 2 (11) 60-74; ISSN 2278-6236

Conferences

  • Presented a paper at the Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) 2018 conference 1-5 October 2018, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Contested sustainability of montane-based route tourism. A case study of Maluti Route on the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa, Presented; Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) 2018 conference 1-5 October 2018, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • Presented a paper the Afromont Mt- Kilimanjaro Research Conference 22-26 February 2017. Available-http://mri.scnatweb.ch/en/afromontcontent/afromont- discussion-documents/2629-afromont-mt-kili-research-conference-2017-extended- abstracts/file
  • Presented at the University of Zimbabwe Conference on promoting best practices in a changing/dynamic economic environment; 20 February 2015; University of Zimbabwe. Innovative approaches to competing in the global marketplace. Critical success factors for SMEs in the Zimbabwean lodging industry
  • Presented a paper at the 1 st International Conference on Climate Change,Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2015. Tourism and Climate change: Challenges and Critical success factors for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Book Chapters

Mutana S (2016), Tourism and Climate change: Challenges and Critical success factors for Sub-Saharan Africa, in Nhamo G and Mjimba V, 2017, Sustainability, Climate Change and the Green Economy, Africa Institute of South Africa, ISBN 9780798305013

Qualifications:                                                                                                

  • Masters of Science in Finance and Investment (NUST)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree in Finance  (NUST)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants: Operational level Student (CIMA)

Research Interests

  • Political Risk and Foreign direct investment
  • Globalisation, Emerging markets and international business
  • Corporate finance and Environmental reporting.
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

Current Courses: 

  • Corporate Finance I COAF 2102
  • Corporate Finance II COAF 2202
  • Company Law COAF 2106
  • Financial Mathematics I COAF1105
  • Financial Mathematics II COAF 1205
  • Advanced Asset Pricing Theory and Practice COAF 4102
  • International Finance COAF 4206
  • Finance For Purchasers COPS 4106
  • Financial management in Tourism and Hospitality COTH 2203

  Publications

  1. Mawanza. W. Foreign Exchange Exposure Management Practices by Zimbabwe’s Tourism and Hospitality Companies: A Case for the Depreciation of Rand (2014-2016) Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies (ISSN: 2220-6140) Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 123-132, August 2016
  2. Mawanza. W. An assessment of the Political Risk Management Strategies by Multinational Corporations (MNCs) operating in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 6, No. 3; March 2015
  3. Mawanza. W. The modern corporation: A theoretical review of the modern corporation in Zimbabwe and the use of share option schemes as a way of reducing the agency problem in stock market listed companies.’ European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No.3, pp 28-38, June 2014. P.P. 28 -38
  4. Mawanza. W. ‘An Analysis of the Main Forces of Workplace Fraud in Zimbabwean Organization’s: The Fraud Triangle Perspective.’ International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research 2014 (ISSN-2226-8235) Volume 3, Issue 2 Paper 9
  5.  Mawanza. W.1, Mugumisi. N2 & Sixpence. A.3 The impact of political risk on the location decisions of Multinational corporations: A Zimbabwean perspective, Global Journal of Commerce & Management Perspective, G.J.C.M.P.,(2013) Vol.2(6):78-84
  6. Mawanza. W.1, Mugumisi. N.2 Capital structure and corporate performance: a case for tourism and hospitality sector of Zimbabwe, Global Journal of Commerce & Management Perspective, G.J.C.M.P.,(2013) Vol.2(6):85-90
  7. Mawanza. W.1, Mugumisi. N.2 An Assessment Of The Extent To Which Zimbabwean Organizations Have In Practice Begun To Make The Shift Towards Triple Bottom Line Reporting (TBL). The Research journal of commerce and behavioral science, Vol 3, No 3 (2014).
  8. Chokuda. T1, Mawanza W2, Chimboza.F3 The Impact of Emerging Market Trends on the Development and Marketing of Financial Service Products in Zimbabwe Post Dollarization’ Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies (ISSN: 2220-6140) Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 216-226, December 2016
  9. Mugumisi. N.1, Mawanza. W.2, Corporate cash holding under liquidity crisis: A Panel analysis of Zimbabwean firms. The Research journal of commerce and behavioral science, Vol 3, No 3 (2013)
  10. G. Mudzviti1, Mawanza. W2. ‘An analysis of the root causes of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) failure in Zimbabwe during the period 1999-2011.’ Research journal of commerce and behavioral science, Vol 3, No 5 (2014)
  11. Tapera J1, Mawanza. W2  An Evaluation of The Affinity For Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) And Willingness To Dilute Shareholding Among Zimbabwean Companies; A Case Study Of Bulawayo-Based Companies Vol 4, No 01 (2014)

 

Qualifications:  

 MComm Accounting (Midlands State University), BComm Accounting (Midlands State University)  

 Research Interests

Managerial Accounting, Small to medium enterprises (accounting), financial accounting and auditing. Currently studying certificate in theory and accounting level 2(CTA) – ICAZ, CAA and university of Witswatersland.

Current Courses: 

 

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

  • PHD in Accounting Finance Studies,
  • MCM in Accounting,
  • MSC in Banking & Finance,
  • BCM in Accounting, Diploma in Education

Research Interests

  • Accounting Practices by business organisations, Taxation , Financing of SMEs &  other marginalized entities such as farmers.

Current Courses: 

Taxation, Financial Accounting, Micro Economics

Banele Dlamini

Lecturer (Department of Accounting and Finance) [Lupane State University]

PhD Candidate in Management Accountancy [North West University]

Master of Commerce in Accounting [Midlands State University]

Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting [CIMA]

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Accounting [Midlands State University]

 

Publication

  • The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Company Profitability in Zimbabwe: A Case of a Listed Telecommunication Company.International Journal of Social Science and Economics Invention (IJESSI) Volume 02 Issue 04, pp. 9, June 2016
  • Can sound corporate governance alleviate corporate failure? A study of the Zimbabwean Financial Services Sector. B Dlamini, J Tapera, S Chivasa. Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies (ISSN: 2220-6140) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 88-95, April 2017
  • The Current Zimbabwean Liquidity Crisis: A Review of its Precipitates. B Dlamini, L Mbira. Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies (ISSN: 2220-6140) Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 212-219, June 2017
  • Determinants of Tax Non Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Zimbabwe. B Dlamini. Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies (ISSN: 2220-6140) Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 242-250, August 2017

Publication under review

  • The relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial performance in the banking sector in Zimbabwe. B Dlamini & K. S. Mavengere. [The Zimbabwe Applied Journal of Social Sciences]
  • Tourism Tax Implication on Hotels in Zimbabwe. S. Mavengere & B Dlamini.[Tourism Economics]
  • Precipitants of tax evasion the Informal Sector in Zimbabwe: A case Study of Bulawayo [Indian Journal of Finance]

Work in progress [Publication]

  • An insight on the use of Management Accounting Practices among large entities in Zimbabwe: A case study of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province.

 

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

  • MSC Finance & Investments, BBS (Banking & Finance)

Research Interests

  • Behavioural Finance & Markets
  • Microfinance
  • Financial risk methods
  • Financial Innovalues.

Current Courses: 

  • Risk Analysis & management, investment Analysis & Portfolio management, Real Estate Risk, Research methods

 

Qualifications:                                                                                           

  • Master of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management (MSU)
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management (UZ)
  • Further Education Trainers Diploma (Mutare Polytechnic)

Research Interests

  • Community involvement in Tourism
  • Carnival Tourism
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the Hospitality Industry
  • Tourism Impact Assessment

Current Courses: 

  • COTH 4101      Tourism Development and Management
  • COTH 4103      Tourism and Hospitality Human Resource Management
  • COHR 4106     Hotel and Institutional Management

 

Publication

  • Shereni, N. C. (2019) ‘The Role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Restoring Hospitality Sector Specific Skills in Zimbabwe A Students’ Perspective’, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education. pp. 1–9.
  • Shereni, N. C. (2019) ‘The tourism sharing economy and sustainability in developing countries: Contribution to SDGs in the hospitality sector’, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 8(5), pp. 1–10.
  • Shereni, N. C. and Chambwe, M. (2019) ‘Hospitality Big Data Analytics in Developing Countries’, Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, pp. 1–9.
  • Shereni, N. C., Mpofu, N. and Ngwenya, K. (2018) ‘Exhibitors’ perception of the 2017 Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo’, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 7(3), pp. 1–13.
  • Presented a research paper titled ‘Big data analytics for Building knowledge based tourism enterprises in Zimbabwe’ at the World Tourism Day Symposium at Lupane State University, Zimbabwe on the 24th of September 2018 and the paper was awarded first prize for the best digital tourism research.

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

  • Diploma in Technical Education (Home Economics ) Belvedere Technical College (UZ)
  • Bachelor of Technical Education (Home Economics) (UZ)
  • Master in Technical Education Specializing in Human Nutrition (UZ)

Research Interests

  • Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management Curriculum Planning, Development,  Implementation and Evaluation
  • Nutrition, Hygiene and Safety
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition Issues
  • Community Nutrition

Current Courses: 

  • Food preparation and Beverage Management
  • Strategic Management for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Services Quality Management
  • Business Ethics and Tourism Governance
  • Marketing of Tourism and Hospitality Products and Services

Conference Paper Presentations

  • Research and Innovation Association of Bulawayo Polytechnic (RIAP)
  • Research Based Stemitized Innovations: Solutions to Revive Zimbabwe (8th - 9th March 2018. Troutbeck Resort, Nyanya, Zimbabwe

 

Qualifications:  

  • MSc in Finance and Investment(NUST
  • B.comm in Finance (NUST)

Research Interests

  • Quantitative Finance, Financial Modelling, Financial Economics, Behavioural Finance, Stock Market Analytics and Forex Trading.

 

Current Courses: 

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Derivative Securities
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Asset Pricing Theory and practice
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • Real Estate Finance

Publication

  • L Mbira, M Ncube . Promoting Business Inclusivity for Sustainable Livelihoods among the Zimbabwean Poor, Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies 10 (1 (J)), 224-233

Qualifications:

  •                                                                                                

Research Interests

Current Courses: 

Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Degree in Tourism and Hospitality ( CUT)
  • Master of Science Degree in Strategic Management (CUT)
  • Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Tourism and Hospitality (UZ)
  • National Diploma in Technical and Vocational Education (HEXCO)

Research Interests

  • Innovation
  • Food Tourism
  • Experiential Tourism
  • Hotel Operations

Current Courses: 

  • International Hospitality Management
  • Hotel and Institutional Management
  • Managing Front office Operations
  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Tourism and Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Publication

The human capital development panacea in the tourism industry. Addressing the blame game in Zimbabwe

Qualifications:

  • Master of Commerce Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management (MSU)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management (MSU)
  •                                                                                                

Research Interests

  • Ecotourism
  • Community – based tourism
  • Tourism product design & development
  • Responsible travel

Current Courses: 

  • Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Human Resource Management
  • Tourism Operations Management
  • Service Quality Management
  • Hunting and Safari Operations

Qualifications:

  • Master of Commerce Degree in Economics (GZU)
  • BSc Honours Degree in Economics (UZ)
  • PGDE (LSU)
  •                                                                                                

Research Interests

  • Public sector economics
  • Development economics

Current Courses: 

  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Statistical Analysis and Applications
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics Theory and Policy

Qualifications:

  • BA Honours in French and Portuguese (UZ)
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (UZ)
  • Studying towards Masters in Teaching french as a Foreign Language

Research Interests

The teaching of foreign languages for specific purposes

Current Courses: 

  • French I and French II

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Risk Management University of East London (UK)
  • Bachelor Honours degree in Risk Management and Insurance (NUST)

Research Interests

Enterprise Risk Management

Management of Reputational Risk in Organizations.

Current Courses: 

  • Fundamentals of Risk Analysis and Management
  • Money and Banking
  • Commercial Law

Qualifications:

  • Msc Degree in Agriculture Economics from University of Hohenheim (Germany)
  • Bcom Economics (honours) degree from Midlands State University (Zimbabwe).                                                                                               

Research Interests

Market development and linkages, Value chains, Innovation platforms, Bio-energy economics, Climate change, and Conservation agriculture

Current Courses: 

Environmental economics; Quantitative analysis for business 1;  Principles of economics - macroeconomics

Qualifications:

  • MSc Banking and Financial Services (NUST)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking (NUST)
  • Banking Diploma (Institute of Bankers Zimbabwe)

Experience

Over 20 years Banking experience from 3 Banks, across various commercial Banking Departments.

Memberships/Associateships

  • Associate Member of IOBZ
  • Executive member of Childline Zimbabwe

Research Interests

Credit management and Non performing Loans

Current Courses: 

  • International Banking
  • Treasury Management
  • Banking Law

Qualifications:

  •                                                                                                

Research Interests

Current Courses: 

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