School of Business Management And Finance

School of business, management
and finance (sbmf)

Head of School
Professor Kesseven PADACHI (PhD, MBA, FCCA)

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Departments

Overview

The School of Business Management and Finance is the largest School at the University.  We presently have some 1800 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  The School has two main departments: the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics and the Department of Business Management and Law. It offers a range of academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Programmes are designed and put-on offer to local and foreign students, increasingly from Africa, in specialised areas of Management, Marketing, Law, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Procurement, Logistics and Transport. The programmes are rigorously pitched to ensure that students and learners are well prepared for their future careers or contribute to their professional development in the private and public sector alike.

Through its strategic partnership with the government, the School also develops tailor-made short-courses and executive courses in fields of management support and administration, public finance, procurement, amongst others. Our mission is to develop human resource capability for both the public and private sectors so that they have competent and effective human resources to drive the business operations. We also aim to respond to our stakeholders’ demands and to constantly adapt to meet their respective skills gap, training and research needs. Over the years the School faculties have developed their areas of competences to add value to our stakeholders through the transfer of knowledge and expertise. To add credibility to our programmes and as part of quality assurance, the School relies on a pool of highly qualified full-time teaching staff, local industry specialists and overseas professors who act as external moderators and PhD supervisors. The School shares good networking with local authorities namely, Bank of Mauritius (BoM), Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED), Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Administrative Reforms (MCSAR), Financial Services Commission (FSC), Human Resources Development Council (HRDC), National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC), Association of HR Professionals (AHRP), Public Procurement Office (PPO). On the other hand, private sector collaboration with the School comprises ACCA Mauritius Branch, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Wales, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the CFA Research Society. The School is a member of the AMBA Development Network and this membership also gives students access to key resources as part of the Business Graduate Association.

In 2015, the School’s UG programmes underwent a major review and one of the innovative elements introduced as part of the curriculum was the Community Learning and Engagement (CLEn) which is a credit based mandatory component.  The CLEn initiative strives to integrate community learning and social responsibility as a cornerstone of undergraduate education. It is a field-based initiative which aims at promoting civic engagement in community organisations among the SBMF undergraduate students who have direct off-campus experience contributing to their intellectual, personal, and professional development. The CLEninitiative is in line with the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) which is “to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” and aligns with the 2017 Mauritius Roadmap for SDG Implementation. Every year some 350-400 SBMF undergraduate students validate the component by engaging with over 80 NGOs in the Republic of Mauritius. For any query that you may have such as student advisory, executive education, business consultancy or research projects, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of School and his pool of academics in their respective field of expertise.

Programmes

Free

MSc Managerial Psychology

Business is a very human enterprise. Not only are innovative …

Free

MSc Managerial Psychology

10 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Provide all students with a wide range of skills, methods and theories concerning key applications of psychological principles and concepts to organisations and businesses today.
Emphasize on behavior of individuals in businesses and organisations to determine how to improve performance and productivity.
Explore various areas of human resources including selection, training, retention and succession planning, talent and knowledge management.
Utilize research methods and psychometrics tests and measures to facilitate research, interpret and evaluate research data at the workplace.
Better understand the psychological perspectives of creativity, innovation and change.
Build resilient leadership, supporting diverse cultures, and managing organizational change effectively.
Help managers understand fundamental concepts of human behavior at work including individual differences, personality, motivational aspirations, perception, etc.
Effectively manage people at work under stressful situations.
Free

MBA – Project Management

This part-time MBA programme prepares students for leading project teams, …

Free

MBA – Project Management

14 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
A systematic understanding of organisations, their management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A theoretical and practical grounding in the key disciplines of modern business and their application to business and management;
And develop key cognitive, problem solving, qualitative, quantitative, computing, interpersonal, group working and research skills; A critical awareness, informed by the latest theory and practice, of business management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to enhance theory and practice in relation to the management of businesses;
To develop critical thinking and communications skills, thereby allowing our graduates to conduct research independently and to be able to evaluate the work of others;
Professional and personal growth of the student in a challenging yet friendly atmosphere;
The opportunity for course members to study a series of self-contained intensive modules and to learn through action taking and through teamwork.
Free

MBA – Marketing Management

The MBA is the best known management qualification in the …

Free

MBA – Marketing Management

14 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
A systematic understanding of organisations, their management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A theoretical and practical grounding in the key disciplines of modern business and their application to business and management;
And develop key cognitive, problem solving, qualitative, quantitative, computing, interpersonal, group working and research skills; A critical awareness, informed by the latest theory and practice, of business management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to enhance theory and practice in relation to the management of businesses;
To develop critical thinking and communications skills, thereby allowing our graduates to conduct research independently and to be able to evaluate the work of others;
Professional and personal growth of the student in a challenging yet friendly atmosphere;
The opportunity for course members to study a series of self-contained intensive modules and to learn through action taking and through teamwork.
Free

MBA – Logistics and  Supply Chain Management

This course is open to graduates of any subject and …

Free

MBA – Logistics and  Supply Chain Management

14 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
The course equips participants with knowledge and skills relevant to business operations and strategy in a modern environment. Whilst providing a broad business background, it focuses on the management of the movement of materials, goods and labour, the supply chain, and issues in transport and distribution. This may be related to retail, passenger or freight applications, and may involve many forms of transport including air, sea, and road.
Rationalising the cost of such operations is a key task in many business organisations as part of cost-reduction strategies. The viability of an institution may be threatened if the right products are not delivered to the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
The course will develop the participant knowledge of the business environment, especially in regard to the management of logistics systems and the planning and delivery of logistics strategies. It examines the use of decision support systems and models related to logistics. Teaching will be augmented by high-profile lecturers from a wide range of private and public sector organisations.

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