Dr. Sibongile Manzini (Chairperson, Lecturer)

 

Welcome to the Business Management department which is housed in the faculty of Commerce. The department offers degree programmes which are designed to develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of basic and advanced management principles in the different functional units of the business organisation. The programmes provide students with an opportunity to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of management as a practice. The programmes are tailor-made to equip practicing and aspiring business leaders who seek to contribute to the improvement of an organisation’s overall performance in today’s highly competitive and dynamic business environment. These programmes offer a broad approach which enables students to be more critical and creative when making business decisions which must fit well in the overall business strategy.

Enquiries

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

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Marketing Management

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Business Computing

Bachelor of Commerce Sciences Honours Degree in Entrepreneurship

Master of Business Leadership

Bachelor Of Commerce Special Honours Degree In Procurement And Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree Supply Chain Management

Qualifications:                                                                                                 

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management (University of Lusaka);
  • Msc in Human Resources, Great Zimbabwe University.
  • MBA,National University of Science and Technology
  • Bachelors in Business Management, UNISA
  • Diploma in Accounting.
  • Diploma in Marketing.
  • Diploma in Teaching.
  • HIV and AIDS, Counselling.

Research Interests

  • Divapreneurship (women entrepreneurship) development and Knowledge management

  • Publications

    1. Madondo, P. & Manzini, S. (2020) An analysis of the effects of procurement procedures on customer satisfaction: A case study of the United Refineries Limited in Bulawayo.
    2. Manzini, S., Nsenduluka, E. & Bbekele, E. (2020). Knowledge Management and government policy as precursors for divapreneurship development in Zimbabwe
    3. Manzini, C., Mashavira, N. & Manzini, S (2019) Managerial Competencies, Human Resource Development initiatives and business performance: A case of SMEs in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province.
    4. Manzini, S., Manzini, C., Ngwenya, K. (2019). A business case for the adoption of a knowledge management strategy in the management of the Tourism Sector in the Matabeleland North Province
    5. Manzini, S., Ngwenya, K. & Taruvinga, K. G. (2019).Key success factors of social media as a marketing tool in the Zimbabwe Tourism and hospitality Industry.
    6. Vakira, E., Manzini, S., Shumba, V. & Ndlovu, N. (2019). Black tax and Employee Engagement in the Pharmaceutical Industry of Bulawayo City in Zimbabwe
    7. Manzini, S. & Kufa, E. (2016). An evaluation of the impact of Human Capital Development Initiatives on organizational performance: A case of rural District Councils in Zimbabwe’s Lowveld.
    8. Manzini, S., Shumba, V. & Ndlovu, N. (2014). An investigation into the impact of Training and Development on the performance of public servant: A case of Bulawayo Passport office
    9. Shumba, V., Manzini, S. Ndlovu, N. (2014). The effects of separating ownership and control on the performance of retail stores in Southern Zimbabwe

    Qualifications:                                                                                                 

    • MBA (NUST, Zimbabwe)
    • B Comm. Business Management – (NUST, Zimbabwe)
    • Certificate in international business (IIFT-India)

    Research Interests

    • Adoption of strategic management across various sectors
    • Entrepreneurial intentions
    • Religion and Entrepreneurship

    Current Courses: 

    • Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, Project Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management and Effective Negotiation Business

    Qualifications:                                                                                                 

    • MSc Marketing

    Research Interests

    • Marketing and Entrepreneurship

    Current Courses: 

    Entrepreneurship I

    Small business management

    Family business

    Principles of Marketing

    Consumer and buyer Behaviour

    Business Plan

    Qualifications:

    • MSc Marketing (NUST, Zimbabwe)
    • BBA Finance (Solusi University)

    Research interests:

    • Green marketing
    •  Sustainable procurement
    •  Public procurement
    •  Adoption of electronic banking

    Current courses:

    • Retail buying
    •  Strategic purchasing
    •  Purchasing information systems
    •  Supply chain risk management
    •  Principles of purchasing
    •  Negotiation and buyer supplier relationship
    •  Supply market analysis
    •  Business law

    Qualifications:                                                                                                

    • Mcom Strategic Management&Corporate Governance,
    • Bachelor of Business Administration-Finance
    • Certificate in Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

    Research Interests

    • Finance and SMEs
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Strategic  Management  and SMEs

     

    Current Courses: 

    Entrepreneurial Finance

    Enterprise Risk Management

    Principles of Investment

    Innovation and New Product Development

    Qualifications:                                                                                                  

    • MComm in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, MSU.
    • BComm in Business Management, MSU.

    Research Interests

    • Rural Entrepreneurship
    • Strategic Management in SMEs
    • E- Commerce and Rural Enterprises.

    Current Courses: 

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Corporate Entrepreneurship
    • The Business Plan
    • E-Business

    Qualifications:                                                                                                  

    • Msc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • BComm Hons Purchasing and Supply Management
    • CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

    Research Interests

    • Sustainable Public Procurement
    • Green logistics
    • E-procurement and Small to Medium Enterprises

    Current Courses: 

    • Storage and Inventory Management
    • Transport and Logistics Management
    • Contract Administration
    • International Supply Chain Management
    • Strategic purchasing and supply management

    Qualifications:

    • BComm, Purchasing and supply management (LSU)

    Research Interests

    Supply chain risk management

    Sustainable procurement

    Storage and distribution management

    Current Courses: 

    Qualifications:

    • BComm, Purchasing and supply management (LSU)

    Research Interests

    Current Courses: 

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